Oct 22, 2001, 12:01 AM
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agreement trade free for push to Singapore Japan, and Japan of leaders The -- Pulse Asia - IRNA 22, Oct Shanghai, trade free bilateral a for push to evening Saturday agreed Singapore .spring next by effect take to and year this signed be to agreement Asia-Pacific the for here Koizumi, Junichiro Minister Prime Prime with initiative the discussed forum, (APEC) Cooperation Economic .city the in hotel a at Tong Chok Goh Minister Japan's be would what on 12 .Oct reached was agreement Preliminary encourage to designed is accord The .agreement trade free ever first and nations two the between capital and people goods, of flow free the .countries both of development economic the help traded products non-farm all on tariffs abolish would agreement The broad a in ties bilateral strengthen would and nations two the between transactions financial services, investment, including areas, of range .systems patent even and other's each recognize would Singapore and Japan accord, the Under deregulate and engineers technology information for certifications .products electronics and telecommunications of exports and imports over talks in Japan by model a as used be then may agreement The .countries other and Korea South Mexico, with arrangements similar trade free forge to countries APEC among growing is trend A Koizumi between talks morning Saturday by demonstrated as agreements, economic strengthening on Howard John Minister Prime Australian and .future in agreement trade free a forging toward view a with ties MM/RR End