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Thailand won't be bound to FTA, says Sek

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Thailand's planned negotiations in the United States-led multilateral free trade agreement (FTA) are just a process of thoroughly studying the pros and cons of the pact, a Foreign Ministry senior official said. 

It does not mean Thailand will be bound to the pact, said Sek Wannamethee, director-general of the Foreign Ministry's American and Pacific Department, Friday.

He said the joint announcement set for tomorrow between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and US President Barack Obama on the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) will only be the start of Thailand's process of studying the pros and cons of the pact.

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