Putin, Indonesia's Widodo, to skip APEC summit in Philippines

November 13, 2015 9:00 AM

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MANILA, Philippines – Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to tell him he will skip the summit of the Pacific Rim leaders in Manila because of the ongoing investigation into the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt.

According to Philippine presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will head the Russian delegation.

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