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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders, meeting in Singapore, have
called for more cooperation on global economic recovery efforts, and
have warned against withdrawing economic stimulus measures too early.
President Dmitri Medvedev Saturday called for broad international
cooperation to overcome the global crisis and achieve sustainable
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd proposed creating an Asia-Pacific Community, styled after the European Union.
President Hu Jintao said promoting openness in international trade and
curbing protectionism would help revive the world economy.
President Felipe Calderon singled out Washington for "going in the
opposite sense of free trade." Russian President Dmitri Medvedev made
the same point.
In Tokyo earlier Saturday, U.S. President Barack
Obama called on Asian countries to break their dependence on exports to
the United States, and to pursue "balanced" and sustainable economic
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.