Business Standard

US, 6 others say they support APEC, Thailand after Russian invasion protest

Representatives of seven nations, including those who walked out of APEC meeting in Bangkok to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine, said they support the organization and host nation Thailand

APEC 28th Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting started in Bangkok on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Twitter/@APEC)
Premium

APEC 28th Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting started in Bangkok on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Photo: Twitter/@APEC)

Reuters
Representatives of seven nations, including those who walked out of an Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in Bangkok to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine, said on Sunday they support the organization and host nation Thailand.

Representatives of the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and New Zealand said in a joint statement that they had "grave concerns" over the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

"Reaffirming the importance of the rules-based international order that underpins an open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific region, we strongly urge Russia to immediately cease its use of force and completely and unconditionally withdraw all of

Disclaimer: No Business Standard Journalist was involved in creation of this content

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: May 23 2022 | 7:13 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com