I heard this sentence in this news:


I know とする and として can have several meanings and I found answers about として (like this and this), but I can't find a meaning that fits that sentence; some meaning like "to suppose that (such) is the case; to assume; thinking that" could fit, but it seems strange that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would not know if there was an agreement, and would comment that way without checking first, so I don't think that's the case.



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