Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on Nov. 9, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters)
November 18, 2021
Updated: November 18, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR—The United States is confident about developing a framework with Indo-Pacific partners to strengthen business and workforce, U.S. Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo said on Thursday.
Raimondo said in a teleconference call that the framework was not envisioned as a typical free trade deal, and must be inclusive, flexible so many countries can participate.