Russian President Putin to Attend APEC Summit in Thailand, Source Says

Thailand’s national security source confirmed on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the APEC summit in Bangkok this coming November.

The Foreign Ministry also said that Chinese President Xi Jinping had verbally confirmed his participation and had notified the Thai government to prepare for his presence. However, the Foreign Ministry noted that a final decision from the Chinese leader had not yet been made.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has confirmed that he will not attend the November 18-19 summit, but will send representatives instead.