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Trade war

South Korea and ASEAN vow to resist Trump-style protectionism

President Moon says free trade paves the way for mutual prosperity

BUSAN -- South Korea and ten Southeast Asian nations pledged Tuesday to resist all forms of protectionism, in a swipe at the trade war U.S. President Donald Trump is waging with China.

"We... hereby agree to... reiterate our commitment to support for the enhancement of trade and investment and the resistance to all forms of protectionism in order to improve regional development and prosperity," the leaders of the 11 nations said in a joint statement after a two-day summit in the South Korean port city of Busan.

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