PUTRAJAYA, Nov 30 – All parties are invited for a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) dialogue with International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed at the Menara MITI in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 1. His deputy, Datuk Ahmad Maslan said non-governmental organisations (NGO) and opposition parties were invited for the dialogue to be held openly, just like town hall sessions.
“The dialogue would begin with a talk by Mustapa, followed by a question-and-answer session. The public can just walk into the multi-purpose hall that can accommodate 2,000 people,” Ahmad told reporters after welcoming participants of ‘Kayuhan Jelajah Hujung Benua’ at the finance ministry here on Sunday.
Besides Malaysia, other countries involved in the TPPA negotiations are namely, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. In the meantime, the negotiations which began in 2005 were also be finalised on Oct 5.