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G-20 summit Osaka

G-20 leaders agree to speed up WTO reforms

Summit in Japan dominated by the US-China trade spat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference on the final day of the the G-20 summit on June 29 in Osaka. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

OSAKA -- The Group of 20 leaders ended a summit dominated by the U.S.-China trade war with a commitment to accelerating efforts to reform the World Trade Organization.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, this year's host, said reforms are "unavoidable" because of downside risks and anxiety over trade tensions, and because the WTO has been unable to keep up with the rapid pace of globalization and digitization.

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