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Obama urges American job creation at Apec

The leaders of 21 countries are meeting in the Japanese city of Yokohama for the 21st Apec summit on regional economic co-operation.

Speaking at the summit, President Barack Obama said the United States wanted to share in the continuing growth of the Asian economies, which were a vital market for US exports.

"We don't want to lose the opportunity to sell our goods and services in fast growing markets. We don't want to lose the opportunity to create new jobs back home," he said.

"That's why we want to keep working with our fellow Apec economies to reduce trade barriers. And that's why we want to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership," he added.