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Will make RCEP beneficial to all participants: MEA official

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

would ensure that the proposed agreement RCEP is "beneficial, equitable and balanced" for all participating countries, a senior said here Thursday.

The (RCEP) bloc comprises 10 (ASEAN) members. The government is presently negotiating the agreement with the participating countries.

"I can assure you that the progress has been very good. We are, of course, determined to ensure that we get a RCEP which is balanced, equitable and beneficial to all the participating countries," Anurag Bhushan, (Asean- ML), said at a seminar here.

The RCEP bloc comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and and their six agreement partners - India, China, Japan, South Korea, and

The participating countries are currently negotiating the agreement. There were multiple rounds of negotiations at the and Commerce Ministers' level, he said.

While speaking on the Indo-ASEAN partnerships and relations, Bhushan said connectivity remained the overarching issue in its relationship with the regional bloc.

is also looking to enhance air and maritime connectivity with ASEAN, he said.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 20:40 IST