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Biden's Asia policy

U.S. to host virtual meeting of Indo-Pacific economic ministers

Washington pins hope on IPEF to raise Asian environmental and labor standards

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, left, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo will host a virtual meeting of officials representing the 14 IPEF countries on July 26.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States will host a virtual meeting on Tuesday of officials representing the 14 countries that have joined the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, as Washington seeks to expand its engagement with Asia.

The ministerial meeting will be hosted by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, their offices announced in a statement on Sunday.

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