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Asem leaders urge more trade

Both sides vow to resist protectionism

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Asian and European finance ministers pledged to take steps to increase trade and investment between the two regions, while expressing cautious optimism that the worst of the euro-zone debt crisis has passed. 

Speaking at the meeting yesterday are: (from left) Olli Rehn, an EU commissioner, Kittiratt Na-Ranong, the Thai finance minister, and Keat Chhon, Cambodia’s deputy prime minister and the minister of economy and finance. THITI WANNAMONTHA

Kittiratt Na-Ranong, the chairman of the 10th Asia-Europe Finance Ministers' Meeting, said avoiding non-tariff barriers would help the regions reach that goal.

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