MOSCOW, Nov 12 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a meeting with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramatvinai on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Cambodia, the parties discussed preparations for the APEC forum in Thailand, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. only in the context of the upcoming summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Bangkok,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said following the meeting.
Thailand will host the APEC forum on November 18-19, Russia will be represented by the First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov.
The East Asia Summit is a platform for dialogue between the leaders of the states of the Asia-Pacific region on issues of political arrangement, development and promotion of practical cooperation between states. The format was established in 2005, Russia officially joined it during the 5th East Asia Summit in October 2010 in Hanoi.