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President Park, Canadian PM aim to finalize long-stalled FTA

Updated: 2014-03-11 11:55:06 (KST)
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President Park Geun-hye and visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are meeting this Tuesday afternoon to discuss finalizing the free trade agreement between their two countries.
Negotiations on the trade deal, which were suspended after Korea banned Canadian beef imports in 2008, picked up speed after the ban was lifted in 2012.
The presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae says President Park and her Canadian counterpart also planned to look into expanding cooperation in the areas of investment, resources and science and technology.
The security situation on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia is also likely to top their summit agenda.
President Park and Prime Minister Harper first met on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Bali last October.


Reporter : yschoi@arirang.co.kr

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