U.S., Australia committed to finishing Pacific trade pact talks soon: White House

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 9:08 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama discussed the continuing negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the White House said on Friday.

"The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to concluding TPP soon," the White House said in a statement.

Obama and Turnbull spoke by telephone on Thursday as trade ministers from a dozen Pacific nations meeting in Atlanta extended talks on a sweeping trade deal until Saturday.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott)