Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Manila to attend a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
Leaders of the 21 Pacific Rim economies, including Japan, the United States and China, will discuss ways of further integrating their markets.
On Wednesday, Abe will also meet leaders of nations participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. They are expected to agree to complete procedures in their own countries so the free-trade deal can conclude at an early date. They reached a broad agreement last month.
One idea Abe plans to promote is establishing a free-trade area throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Source and image: NHK