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7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting

Current context: Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal represented India in the 7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting held on 8th September 2019.
7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting 
  • The meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand and was attended by 16 RCEP Participating Countries (RPCs).
  • The Meeting was chaired by Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand.
  • The meeting reviewed the negotiations made in the last ministerial meeting and concluded that the negotiations have reached a critical milestone.
  • The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 16 countries including 10 ASEAN countries and its 6 FTA partners (India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and China).
  • The RCEP negotiation was launched at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia in November 2012.
  • The Ministers last met was held in Beijing on 2-3 August 2019.


Q.1 The 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting was held at?
a. Thailand

b. China
c. South Korea
d. New Zealand
e. Japan
7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting 7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 09, 2019 Rating: 5

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