Norway hopes for China free trade deal in 2020, industry minister says

This photo shows a cargo ship loaded with containers at an automatic dock in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province. (File photo: AFP)

Norway aims to reach a free-trade agreement with China by the end of 2020, more than a decade after initial negotiations began, the Norwegian industry minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

“By the end of last year we had good progress in the talks ... we continue to be optimistic and think it is realistic to get a deal in place during the year,” Torbjoern Roe Isaksen told Reuters on the sidelines of an industry conference in Oslo.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53