Asean Summit: Officials scrambling to save RCEP

Published on 3 Nov 2019 7:37:32 PM

As doubts are emerging that Asean and its six trade partners are unable to conclude their negotiations for a regional deal at the 35th Asean summit in the Thai capital, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday admitted that negotiations in any multilateral deal are never easy.

Officials and trade ministers are scrambling to salvage the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations following reports that India was making new demands.