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Published: 20:14, October 27, 2021 | Updated: 23:02, October 27, 2021
Chinese Premier calls for early RCEP formation
By Xinhua
Published:20:14, October 27, 2021 Updated:23:02, October 27, 2021 By Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attends the 24th China-ASEAN Summit at the Great Hall of the People in Countries need to hasten work for the agreement to take effect as early as possible, Beijing, capital of China, Oct 26, 2021. (RAO AMIN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will reach a threshold of entry into force soon, and countries need to hasten work for it to take effect as early as possible. 

Li made the remarks Wednesday while attending the 24th ASEAN Plus China, Japan and ROK Summit. 

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Countries need to hasten work for the agreement to take effect as early as possible

Li Keqiang, Premier, China

Countries need to hasten work for the agreement to take effect as early as possible, and continue to advance free trade and pursue higher-level integration, Li said. 

China will host capacity-building programs such as training of personnel and experience sharing on RCEP implementation for interested governments, business chambers or associations, and companies from ASEAN countries, said Li.

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He said China will also organize a symposium for high-standard implementation of the RCEP next year and welcomes the active participation of all sides. 

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