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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Putin at APEC

MOSCOW -- Russia's acting prime minister, Vladimir Putin, will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Auckland, New Zealand, next month, a news agency reported Wednesday.

President Boris Yeltsin has signed a decree ordering Putin to represent Russia at the summit, Itar-Tass said, citing Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigory Karashin.

The news agency said the participating countries are preparing to discuss issues relating to the development of regional investment and trade, as well as measures to overcome the Asian financial crisis of 1998.