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Clinton Says U.S. Wants S.Korea Free-Trade Deal Soon


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (file photo)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (file photo)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Obama administration is committed to passing a long-delayed free trade agreement with South Korea, and that the pact is ready for review by Congress.

Clinton was speaking to a gathering of business leaders in Seoul during a whirlwind trip through South Korea and Japan.

A trade pact between South Korea and the United States was signed in 2007 but has not been ratified because of U.S. auto and beef industry concerns.

compiled from Reuters reports
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