8 Nov 2017 18:12

Medvedev to visit Philippines for East Asia Summit on Nov 12 - Ushakov

MOSCOW. Nov 12 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay a visit to the Philippines on Sunday, November 12, to participate in the next East Asia Summit, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on Wednesday.

"The head of the Russian government will arrive in the Philippines to participate in the 12th East Asia Summit on November 12," Ushakov told reporters at a briefing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte will meet on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam on November 10, he said.

Strengthening of cooperation in the trade and economic sector is expected to be one of the main issues at the talks, he said.