APEC leaders vow to tackle economic recovery, COVID-19, climate

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the opening of the APEC CEO Summit in Wellington

– Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on Friday vowed to address economic recovery in the region by shoring up supply chains, tackling labor issues and continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They also pledged to work together to address climate and environmental challenges, they said in a statement following their meeting in Wellington, New Zealand.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal, John Mair, Praveen Menon and David Brunnstrom; editing by Susan Heavey)

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