One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have no suspension orders from Justice Ministry yetSociety & Culture March 24, 19:10
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in ChechnyaWorld March 24, 18:51
Eurovision organizers set to find solution for Russia's contestant to perfom in KievWorld March 24, 18:46
Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in CrimeaMilitary & Defense March 24, 18:20
MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the invitation to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit due in November in the Philippines capital city Manila, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.
"President Putin has accepted the invitation of the Philippines’ president to take part in the APEC summit," Lavrov said at the meeting with the Philippines’ Senate President Franklin Drilon who handed over to him the invitation letter.
Russia highly appreciates the efficient work of the Philippines’ presidency aimed at making the APEC summit more successful so that it results in particular decisions that will contribute to normalizing the global economic situation, he said.
Moscow backs in principle "the Philippines’ proposal to hold the bilateral meeting of the presidents of the two countries on the sidelines of APEC," Lavrov added.