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APEC Summit Wraps With No Joint Statement Amid US-China Discord

Posted November 20, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Brad Lendon & Kelly Murray – CNN)

For the first time in its 25-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended Sunday with its leaders failing to agree on a formal joint statement.

All 21 APEC leaders at the annual meeting in Papua New Guinea were in agreement except China, a source within the meeting told CNN.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed late Sunday that disagreements on trade stood in the way of a final statement.

“There are differing visions on particular elements,” Trudeau said. Click here to read more.