Obama, Putin to attend
APEC summit in Bali

US President Barrack Obama and Russian Premier Vladimir Putin have confirmed their attendances at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali this October.

“In addition, other presidents, including China President Xi Jinping, have confirmed,” said 2013 APEC national committee member Ahmed Kurnia at a press conference in Nusa Dua on Saturday, as quoted by kompas.com.

Of the 21 heads of states 14 have confirmed they will attend join the APEC Summit. Seven others have not yet replied to the invitation.

APEC, established in 1989, is an economic cooperation forum in Asia-Pacific with 21 country members.

Its members are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US and Vietnam.(apt/dic)

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