The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has received an invitation to participate in the summit of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation in the Philippines, but instead the country will submit to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
A similar decision will allow more rationally to use the efforts of both politicians to ensure the interests of the powers in the area.
The summit of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation helps countries in the region to qualify ways of interaction and allows us to identify private interests. Was invited to a meeting and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, however he decided to improve graphics of the highest control powers: in the Philippines, where the forum will go Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
"Russia at the APEC summit in Manila will be presented by the Prime Minister. Is the Prime Minister there were planned - in the region of South-East Asia - auxiliary contacts, more visits, than, most likely, will explain the government. In this regard, based on the beliefs of optimizing schedules of senior management powers, the President issued a decision", - quotes RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
With all this Vladimir Putin the attention of the meeting and the region as a whole will not pass. "It is planned to publish the article of the President. Article - in connection with the agenda of the APEC summit, and in General in connection with the joint work in the Asia-Pacific region. This article will be on the eve of the summit, it will be released in leading the global information of the APEC member States", - explained Dmitry Peskov.
Also, will not suffer from the absence at the APEC summit Vladimir Putin's bilateral contacts with States in the region. "Some of the matches will be offset by telephone conversations, some of the meetings have not been agreed. Because in this embodiment no omissions will not be", - explained the press-Secretary of the country's leaders.
Among other things Dmitry Peskov not confirmed the opinion that the position of the Russian Federation at the APEC summit in any way connected with relations with other States. "This is absolutely an erroneous assessment, which shows, presumably, the misunderstanding of the essence of Russian policy in the Asia-Pacific region. It is an independent dimension of external policy of the Russian Federation, it is certainly not indexed in any way on bilateral relations with the U.S.," he said.
Russia has a productive and close relationship with many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, recalled the President's press Secretary. "Of course, this cooperation will continue regardless of our bilateral relations with third countries", - said Dmitry Peskov.