The US President has launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity with 12 countries.
The United States has not had a defined economic plan with the Indo-Pacific region since former President Donald Trump pulled out of a multinational trans-Pacific trade deal in 2017.
Now President Joe Biden is trying to involve the region that is increasingly coming under Chinese influence.
Biden has signed a new trade deal with 12 countries representing 40 percent of the global economy — that’s nearly $35 trillion in global production. The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity includes Australia, India, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand, along with seven Southeast Asian countries.
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