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Japan trade minister offers to help India solve issues in RCEP talks

The 16 countries participating in talks aim to finalize the deal this year

Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama   © Kyodo

NEW DELHI (Kyodo) -- Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama on Tuesday offered to help India resolve "outstanding issues" that pushed the South Asian country toward withdrawing from a sprawling Asia-Pacific free trade agreement.

Kajiyama, who was on a two-day visit to New Delhi, told a press conference he conveyed the message to Indian commerce minister Piyush Goyal.

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