No agreement was better than bad agreement: EAM Jaishankar on India walking out from RCEP

External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar at an event in Delhi spoke on RCEP and stated that no agreement at this time was better than a bad agreement. "What we saw in Bangkok recently was clear-eyed calculation of the gains and costs of entering new arrangements. We negotiated till the very end. But knowing what was on offer we took a call and that call was that no agreement at this time is better than a bad agreement," said EAM Jaishankar.