October 30, 2019 / 2:49 PM / 9 months ago

Chile's APEC withdrawal caught White House by surprise: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chile’s cancellation of the APEC trade summit in November caught the White House by surprise, a White House official told Reuters.

The official said Washington learned about the decision from news reports and is seeking more information.

Amid protests at home, Chile President Sebastian Pinera said the country would withdraw as host of the November summit.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Goodman

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