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Japan PM contenders support Taiwan's trade pact application

reuters.com · 09/24/2021 06:00
Japan PM contenders support Taiwan's trade pact application

- Candidates to become Japan's next prime minister all said on Friday that they supported Taiwan's application to join a trans-Pacific trade pact, echoing Japanese officials' remarks about Taiwan's shared values like democracy.

In a debate on Friday, Fumio Kishida, one of the candidates, "welcomed" Taiwan's application, and Taro Kono, his contender, said he also supported Taiwan's participation in World Health Organization.




(Reporting by Ju-min Park and Antoni Slodkowski; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

((ju-min.park@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: ju-min.park.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))