Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have held a press briefing, following their talks in Sydney.
The two leaders spoke of their commitment to free trade and open markets. Turnbull said that both countries are committed to the Trans Pacific Partnership because “protectionism is not a ladder to get us out of the low growth trap, rather a shovel to dig us deeper into it”.
Abe said: “To ensure free and open international order based on the rule of law, our bilateral cooperation and trilateral cooperation with the United States is of course important.”
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Transcript of remarks by PM Turnbull and PM Abe, in Sydney.
TURNBULL: Welcome, Prime Minister, it is wonderful to be hosting you and your party here in Sydney.
We’ve already had a very good constructive discussion this morning as we walked around beautiful South Head.