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Japan to Bridge OECD Southeast Asia

(MENAFN- Qatar News Agency) kyo May 08 - Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan is keen to promote closer ties between developed countries and Southeast Asian nations.

Kishida chaired a ministerial council meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

Kishida told the meeting that to make the global economy more robust and flexible it is essential to form partnerships with emerging economies and developing countries beyond the OECD framework according to Japan's (NHK WORLD) website.

He said Southeast Asian nations are showing growing interest in the OECD. He also said Japan is willing to serve as a bridge between the sides.

Kishida later told a news conference that the Southeast Asian economy is expected to expand by 5.4% annually over the coming 5 years. He said the OECD can make a global contribution by tapping into the dynamic growth of the region.

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