Leaders of the world’s top 20 economies are meeting in Japan for the first day of the G-20 summit.
The Osaka meeting takes place against a background of trade tensions between the U-S and China, and the U-S and Iran in the Gulf.
U-S President Donald Trump says trade is his top priority at this year’s summit.
China’s President Xi Jinping has warned against rising protectionism, while India, Japan and Russia have defended multilateral trade rules.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed concerns over the changing global trade environment.
He urged major economies to deliver a strong message supporting free, fair and indiscriminate trade.
U-N Chief Antonio Guterres, is pushing the G20 gathering to discuss non-proliferation and China-U.S. trade issues.