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Japan's Shinzo Abe says G20 leaders confirm need for free and fair trade

Abe said the leaders also found common ground on climate change despite "big differences" in the members' views

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe points to a reporter during a press conference at his Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo. Photo: AP/PTI
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Reuters Osaka
Group of 20 leaders have clearly confirmed the need for a free, fair and non-discriminatory trade policy, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, suggesting that members have agreed to the wording to be included in their communique.

Speaking after chairing the two-day G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, Abe said the leaders also found common ground on climate change despite "big differences" in the members' views.

"The global economy continues to face downside risks as trade tensions persist," Abe told a news conference.

"The G20 leaders agreed on the need for member countries to spearhead

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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 1:08 AM IST

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