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APEC not to issue post-summit leaders’ declaration

Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will not issue a post-summit declaration, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said Sunday.

It is the first time since the APEC forum started in 1993 that leaders have not issued a declaration.

The meeting’s chair told reporters after the two-day summit in Port Moresby a statement may be released later.

The prime minister said the APEC leaders were at odds over World Trade Organization reforms, in a sign of conflict between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

All — Kyodo News+

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