Shutdown Won't Divert US Focus On Asian Trade, Kerry Says

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A political crisis in Washington won't stand in the way of a focus on increasing trade with Asia, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a summit that, prior to the U.S. government shutdown, President Barack Obama had planned to attend.

Kerry, who was representing the U.S. at a ministerial meeting in Bali, Indonesia, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, said increased trade with and investment in Asia continues to be a key priority for the U.S., as part of the Obama administration's "rebalance" to Asia,...
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