The APEC leaders summit wraps up today in Lima, Peru, with members looking for ways to counter rising anti-globalization sentiments.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders from around the Pacific Rim have gathered in Lima, where Donald Trump’s election win has frayed nerves.
Closed-door meetings are focusing on what the executive director of the APEC secretariat describes as “soft globalization” in response to the anti-trade rhetoric that has increased following the Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential victory in the US.
In addition to attending the summit discussions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is also scheduled to have an informal meeting with President Barack Obama before the event wraps up this afternoon. On his final foreign tour as US president, Obama has been trying to calm those fears. He said in a public talk yesterday that Trump will see the benefits of free trade once he takes office.