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Asia growth seen as key for European recovery

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VIENTIANE : The leaders of Asia and Europe have voiced strong determination to improve trade and investment relations, saying this will help Asia speed up development and pull Europe out of its downturn. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, second left, holds talks with her Japanese counterpart Yoshihiko Noda, second right, on the sidelines of the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting in Laos yesterday. Photo courtesy of GOVERNMENT HOUSE

The 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) summit ended yesterday with members endorsing engagement with the World Trade Organisation, bilateral trade and investment pacts and technical cooperation between the two continents.

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