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NEWS: Indo-Pacific partners agree on clean energy, anti-graft pillars

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo takes part in a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other U.S. and Mexican officials during the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

By David Lawder

Countries in the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) on Thursday announced agreement on two more “pillars” of the initiative, covering cooperation on clean energy and anti-corruption measures, even as IPEF trade talks languish.

Ministers from the 14 IPEF countries also formally signed the previously agreed text of a third pillar, covering supply chain resiliency, at a meeting during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit in San Francisco.

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