Leaders from APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group, have pledged to work toward free and open trade to revive economies battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
A virtual gathering of APEC economic leaders wrapped up Friday, with member nations calling for economic integration and closer cooperation in the fight against COVID-19. CGTN’s Rian Maelzer has more from Kuala Lumpur.
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US President Donald Trump attended an online Asia-Pacific summit Friday even as he challenged his election defeat, while China’s Xi Jinping used the forum to counter American protectionismhttps://t.co/xZdjNEycKf
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 20, 2020
Here are some comments from world leaders at the #APEC online summit.
— China’s Xi Jinping: ‘Seclusion’ holds countries back
— Taiwan’s health minister Chen Shih-Chung: We’re ‘happy to share’ anti-COVID methodshttps://t.co/C0wwxCr32L
— Nikkei Asia (@NikkeiAsia) November 20, 2020