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Trump joins virtual APEC summit

Nov 21, 2020

Washington (US), November 21: US President Donald Trump has joined an online summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. This is Trump's first appearance at an international conference since the November 3 presidential election.
The White House issued a statement following the APEC summit on Friday. It says, "In his address, President Trump reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to building on our unprecedented economic recovery from COVID-19, as well as promoting peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region through strong economic growth."
The statement added that Trump and other leaders endorsed a new policy that will make free and fair trade the focus of the APEC agenda for the next two decades.
Trump, who has shown skepticism toward multilateral trade deals, has touted his commitment to free and fair trade. He has demanded China and other countries act to correct trade imbalances with the US.
Trump's previous appearance at an APEC summit was in 2017, the year he took office.
The White House says Trump will take part in an online summit of the Group of 20 countries on Saturday.
Source: NHK World