MOSCOW, Nov 13 East Asia summit in Cambodia begins without president The United States of Joe Biden, who had been waiting for half an hour, wrote Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in her Telegram channel.
Earlier, the American leader erroneously thanked the Colombian leadership for organizing the ASEAN summit and announced threats from the “rules-based order.”
On Saturday, the Russian Foreign Minister arrived in the capital of Cambodia to attend the East Asia Summit. At the airport, the minister was met by the Cambodian military in full dress uniforms, as well as actors in peacock costumes. Biden had flown to Phnom Penh for the ASEAN-US summit some time before. The planes of the delegations of the two countries were parked at opposite ends of the airfield.
On their way from the airport, motorcades of politicians drove along the main street of the city, named after Russia. The boulevard got its name in gratitude for the assistance to Cambodia from the USSR in the 20th century.