Ardern says cancelled APEC a missed chance to push for trade war resolution

Ardern says cancelled APEC a missed chance to push for trade war resolution
Rebecca Howard
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is disappointed the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting isn’t going ahead as it would have provided an opportunity to push for resolution on global trade wars.“None of us benefit from some of the trade wars we have seen in recent times. Forums like APEC are forums where we can seek to find solutions, so it is disappointing that won’t be able to happen this year,” she said.“It would have been a venue where we could have talked about those increasing trade tensions. My hope is that leaders will find...

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