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Friday, 25th February 2011
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Japan plans free-trade talks with Canada

Japan and Canada have agreed to consider the benefits of a free-trade agreement, according to the Canadian federal trade minister.

Peter Van Loan, speaking at a media conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre, confirmed that the two nations could work together to maximise business with a broad agreement, reported the Vancouver Sun.

"We've always thought that Canada should be at the top of a Japanese free-trade agenda," explained the minister.

He added: "Canada is proud of its partnership and friendship with the people and government of Japan."

Japan is currently Canada's second-largest trade partner in Asia and the top investment partner in the Far East.

Meanwhile, Japan has also confirmed plans to increase its ties with Pakistan to cooperation between the nations.

Written by Susan Ballion.

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