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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap
Seoul, 31 March: South Korea and the US agreed to extend final talks on a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) by 48 hours to resolve key differences and to strike a deal in time for the US administration to notify Congress of its intention to sign an agreement, Seoul's chief negotiator said on Saturday [31 March].
In order to meet the US-set deadline, both sides much reach a deal by 1:00 a.m. 2 April (Seoul time) or 12:00 p.m. 1 April (Washington time)[1600 gmt 1 April], Ambassador Kim Jong-hoon told reporters as the final talks spilled over a …