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Beijing prepares for a meeting of leaders of APEC countries

Preparations for the 22nd meeting of the heads of state and government of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, to be held in Beijing next weekend, are well under way. In Beijing, heightened security measures have been taken, there are a lot of police and army on the streets, in addition, an instruction has been given to fight for clean air.

Summit participants, representatives of business circles from different countries arrive. All participants were accommodated at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Beijing. The main part of the Russian delegation arrives in Beijing on November 8.

Chinese media actively comment on the upcoming summit, await the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama and say that it is possible. An interview with the Russian president has been published in the China Daily newspaper.

As the Russian president noted, Russia actively participates in the work of APEC, and the upcoming meeting of the leaders of the APR countries in Beijing "will make a significant contribution to further building up an equal and mutually beneficial partnership in the region."

"The full-scale connection of our country to regional integration processes contributes to the development of the national economy and social sphere, contributes to the solution of problems to raise the regions of Siberia and the Far East," Vladimir Putin added.

During the days of Vladimir Putin’s visit to China, talks are scheduled with PRC Chairman Xi Jinping, the signing of a number of bilateral documents, a speech at the special session of the APEC Business Summit on the significance of the APR for Russia, and other APEC summit events.


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