'Protectionism must be defeated': Peru president

'Protectionism must be defeated': Peru president

LIMA - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski opened a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders Friday urging them to robustly defend free trade against protectionist trends in the United States and Europe.

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has urged Asia-Pacific leaders to robustly defend free trade against protectionist trends

"In the US and Britain, protectionism is taking over," Kuczynski told leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group (APEC), whose annual summit has been rocked by Donald Trump's US election victory and Britain's "Brexit" vote.

"It is fundamental that world trade grow again and that protectionism be defeated," he said as the summit opened in the Peruvian capital Lima.

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