EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and the Vietnamese Minister for Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang have concluded, in the margins of the 11th ASEAN-EU Economic meeting in Phnom Penh, final preparations for commencing negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA). They agreed on the topics to be included in the future trade negotiations and on the framework for the trade negotiations, but issues of democracy and human rights failed to make the agenda.
De Gucht said that this decision &ld...
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