October 17, 2018 / 12:12 PM / 4 months ago

EU and Singapore to sign trade deal on sidelines of ASEM summit - Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a session at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union plans to sign a free trade agreement with Singapore on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, adding the summit should highlight the importance of multilateral cooperation.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin

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