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.
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