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Obama's top Asia adviser: goal is for complete trade pact in 2015

[WASHINGTON] US President Barack Obama's top Asia adviser on Wednesday said the president's request for trade promotion authority shows the administration's goal is to complete the trade pact with Asia this year.

Evan Medeiros, senior director for Asia at the US National Security Council, asked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at an event at the Brookings Institution, said: "We are confident we can and we will get it done."