Swiss voters approve Indonesia free trade deal

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(The Khmer Times)

Swiss voters narrowly backed a free trade deal signed with Indonesia, opening up a vast potential market with the world’s fourth most populous country.

Controversy surrounding the importation of Indonesian palm oil and its sustainability fuelled enough concern in Switzerland to trigger a public vote on the agreement.

But the deal scraped through the public referendum with 51.7 percent of the vote, on a 51 percent turnout.

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