Talks have resumed between Australian and 10 other countries for a Trans-Pacific Partnership after a last-minute no-show by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a key meeting threw the deal into doubt.
Abe told Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that he welcomed a broad agreement reached at the TPP ministerial meeting, a written statement by the Japanese government said on Friday.
Briefing New Zealand media ahead of the APEC Leaders' Retreat in Da Nang, Viet Nam, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: "I wouldn't want to speculate but I think probably we're in a more stable place than we were yesterday".
Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said that on Thursday night it had appeared all Canada's issues had been resolved to its satisfaction.
The U.S., originally the biggest TPP economy, had been one of the trade deal's most assertive supporters before Trump took office.
Motegi, taking part in the Abe-Trudeau summit, said "no clear explanation" was offered as to why Canada can not support and announce the agreement at the leaders' level.
Mr Turnbull said he later had a "very good and frank discussion" with Mr Trudeau during which he stood up for Australia's interests.
Ministers from the eleven TPP countries met this week on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the resort city of Danang in Vietnam.
Trudeau explained his situation to Pena Nieto, who reassured him that if Canada didn't sign on to the TPP, Mexico wouldn't either, the official said.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been resurrected as the Comprehensive and Progressive TPP (CPTPP) minus 20 provisions, including those in the intellectual property segment, specifically biologics, patent term adjustment and copyrights, which are of particular interest to Malaysia.
Partly to counter China's growing dominance in Asia, Japan had been lobbying hard for the TPP pact, which aims to eliminate tariffs on industrial and farm products across the 11-nation bloc whose trade totalled $356 billion a year ago.
A report in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald said Trudeau "sabotaged" the talks at the last minute by failing to show up for the meeting.
Trump reiterated his markedly different stance on trade before the 21-member APEC summit convened late Friday with a gala banquet.
"The Canadian prime minister is clearly equivocating and that is deeply disappointing.as is the position that the United States took under President Trump".
Mr Trump and the other 20 leaders of the APEC economies will on Saturday retreat into the Summit for private talks.
The pullout of the United States came as a shock to the other 11 members, given that the Pacific Rim deal was a landmark pillar of Trump's predecessor Barack Obama's policy of a strategic rebalance, or "pivot", to the Asia-Pacific region and had significance not only economically but in security aspects amid the rise of China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping used the same forum to stress multilateralism and said globalisation was an irreversible trend.
"The fact that worldwide meetings were held continuously in a very short time is unprecedented, it did not happen even during the earlier negotiation period", Motegi said.
Nevertheless, a joint statement set to be released Saturday but obtained Friday ignored the tension of earlier in the day.
In their retreat, leaders were expected to discuss broader regional concerns such as North Korea's nuclear program and missile tests.