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PM Lee confident RCEP deal can be inked in 2019

He says considerable strides made this year towards more united and resilient Asean, ahead of handover of grouping's chairmanship to Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha receives a gavel from PM Lee in a symbolic handover of the chairmanship of Asean from Singapore to Thailand at the close of the Asean Summit.


AS negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade area drag on into the new year and beyond, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is confident that a deal for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) can be reached in 2019.

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