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Somkid Jatusripitak, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, says there are issues yet to be resolved before his country joins the pact.

Deputy PM: Thailand wary, but still interested in TPP

Attracting foreign investment remains a top priority for country

YUKAKO ONO, Nikkei staff writer | Thailand

TOKYO -- Although not fully on board, Thailand is warming to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the withdrawal of the U.S., according to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

"Our view on the values of the TPP remains unchanged," Somkid said in an interview on Tuesday with the Nikkei on the sidelines of the annual International Conference on The Future of Asia. "TPP represents the national interest and social benefit of many countries," he added.

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