Russia will carefully assess the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement before taking a stance, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to Sputnik News.
“This is fairly new information, new agreements,” Peskov was cited as telling reporters. “Therefore, of course, this will be carefully assessed in regard to compliance with the Russian Federation's national interests before some kind of stance is formed.”
The United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries reached an agreement on the TPP accord on October 5, after five years of talks. Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam are members of the TPP accord along with the US.