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Asia Pacific leaders make joint appeal for free and fair trade

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Asia Pacific leaders set aside differences on Friday with their first joint communique in three years, calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy laid low by the coronavirus pandemic.

Leaders of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), who included US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping, also said they would not resort to protectionist policies.

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