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EU backs Canadian leader after Trump's sharp words

AP  |  Brussels 

The is backing Canadian after US branded him "dishonest" and "weak" following a weekend summit of leaders.

said the EU "stands fully behind" the joint statement issued at the end of the

He added that thanks Trudeau "for the excellent preparation and chairing of this challenging summit."

Trump agreed to a statement on trade but withdrew from it later. He complained he was blindsided by Trudeau's criticism of his tariff threats during the premier's summit-ending conference.

Schinas added: "The will continue to stand up for an international, rules-based, multilateral system.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 19:15 IST