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On the sidelines of the Group of 20 foreign ministers Japan and Australia reiterated that they are to put TPP into effect at an early date. The next day the EU said it welcomes green light to start trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.

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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop both confirmed their countries’ commitment to putting the new Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal into effect at an early date.

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Japan, Australia and nine other countries signed the trade deal in March after the United States pulled out of the original TPP at the end of 2017. Earlier this week the U.S. and China announced they are putting their trade war on hold to negotiate a trade framework.

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Futhermore at their meeting Monday in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the sidelines of a meeting of the Group of 20 foreign ministers, Kono and Bishop agreed that Japan and Australia will cooperate closely with other countries to maintain maritime order in the Indo-Pacific region based on the rule of law.

With ongoing rhetoric from North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un about that nations denuclerization announcement and a meeting with the U.S. President Trump the matter still concerns. The  two ministers also discussed North Korea’s nuclear program ahead of the U.S.-North Korean summit slated for June 12 in Singapore.

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