The Republic of Korea (RoK) will continue its bilateral consultations with countries, including Vietnam, in negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to learn more about conditions eligible for joining the agreement.

The RoK Government on February 6 announced that from now until early March, bilateral consultations will be held with Canada, Australia, Brunei, New Zealand, Japan and Vietnam.

Since its intention to join the TPP negotiations was revealed in December 2012, the RoK has had bilateral consultations with other TPP partners, namely the US, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Malaysia and Singapore.

The RoK Government believes that being a TPP partner will enhance the country’s role as a bridge linking developed and developing countries.

It is also involved in negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, which includes the 10 ASEAN member nations, Australia, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand.-VNA