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Reuters
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MANILA - US President Donald Trump raised North Korea's missile tests during talks on Monday with the prime ministers of Japan and Australia, and said "a lot" of progress had been made in negotiations on trade.

On the sidelines of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila, Mr Trump met with Japan's Shinzo Abe and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull, and said discussions at the meeting would include tensions on the Korean Peninsula and trade.

In brief remarks prior to news media being ushered out of the meeting, Mr Turnbull said North Korea's "recklessness" needed to be stopped, while Mr Abe said the most immediate challenge was to ensure regional peace and stability.

After the meeting, the White House said "the three leaders reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining maximum pressure on North Korea in the effort to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula."

"They also discussed expanded security co-operation for enhanced deterrence and defence against North Korean aggression," the White House said in a statement.

The three men also discussed the need for "free and open" trade in the Indo-Pacific region and "the need to pursue fair and reciprocal trade," the White House added.

Mr Trump, who campaigned heavily on US trade issues, made pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Asian trade deal one of his first acts in office.

His administration had instead pledged to reach bilateral pacts with individual nations.

Countries remaining in the pact had said the deal was advancing without the US.

The ASEAN Summit is a semiannual meeting held by the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in relation to economic, and cultural development of Southeast Asian countries.








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