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US, others walk out of APEC talks over Russia's Ukraine invasion: Officials

The walkout took place while the Russian representative was delivering remarks at the opening of the two-day meeting of the group of 21 economies.

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

Reuters Bangkok
Representatives of the United States and several other nations walked out of an Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in Bangkok on Saturday to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine, officials said.
 
The walkout was "an expression of disapproval at Russia's illegal war of aggression in Ukraine and its economic impact in the APEC region," one diplomat said.
 
Representatives from Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Australia joined the Americans, led by Trade Representative Katherine Tai, in walking out of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, two Thai officials and two international diplomats told Reuters.
 
Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, saying it aimed

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First Published: May 21 2022 | 1:31 PM IST

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