智利總統宣布取消下周APEC峰會

智利總統皮涅拉周三(30日)宣布取消下月16至17日於首都聖地亞哥舉行的亞太經濟合作組織(APEC)峰會。中美領導人原定借APEC峰會見面及簽署首階段貿易協議,外界關注兩國會否失去了簽署協議的平台。

皮涅拉在總統府稱︰「我們明白APEC和締約方會議(COP)同智利和全球的重要性,但我們是按常理下此決定。國家總統需以人民為最優先。」智利政府在月初宣布地鐵加價後,導火線觸發國內大型示威,連串衝突至少釀成18死,聖地亞哥等多地進入緊急狀態。多名官員就此下台,但仍未平民憤。

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