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    APEC Should Play Key Role in Asia-Pacific Region - Russian Ambassador to China

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    Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov said that APEC forum should play a central and coordinating role in this area as the most prestigious and influential economic union in the Asia-Pacific region, aimed at taking joint steps in the interest of building a dynamic and prosperous regional community.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) should play a central and coordinating role in the development of the Asia-Pacific region, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov said on Friday.

    "I am convinced that the APEC forum should play a central and coordinating role in this area as the most prestigious and influential economic union in the Asia-Pacific region, aimed at taking joint steps in the interest of building a dynamic and prosperous regional community," Denisov told the Xinhua news agency.

    According to the ambassador, Moscow’s priority in its relations with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region is cooperation in trade and investment areas.

    An APEC summit is set to be held on November 19-20 in Lima, Peru.

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