Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang

The spokesperson made the remark at the ministry’s regular press conference on September 17, noting that as far as she knows, the U.K. had held some discussions with CPTPP members over recent time.

Hang stressed that the CPTPP is a high-quality free trade agreement with comprehensive commitments to promoting economic-trade cooperation among member countries and trade liberalization towards open and rules-based trade in the region.

She underlined that CPTPP member countries have adopted procedures for joining the pact, and economies interested in the pact should meet its high standards and follow admission process.

Source: VNA