Russian journalists who accompanied Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during his trip to Southeast Asia at the summit of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC), were unable to fly from Manila due to a malfunction of the aircraft. As explained at the airport that the flight was cancelled due to engine failure of the aircraft associated with entering of a foreign object, reports “Interfax”.

Journalists were not able to fly to the next destination – Kuala Lumpur – and awaiting the arrival of them for the new Board, the Agency said. Shortly before the APEC leaders adopted a final Declarationcondemning the recent terrorist acts in various countries and welcomed efforts to combat the financing of terrorism.

The document also says that participants of the forum will not allow terrorism to threaten a free and open economies indicates that economic growth is the most effective tool for addressing the causes of terrorism. APEC leaders called for the strengthening of international cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Signatories of the final Declaration of the summit of the APEC countries agreed that economic growth, prosperity and access to opportunity are the most effective tools to address the root causes of terrorism and radicalization. “We stress the urgent need to increase international cooperation and strengthen solidarity in the fight against terrorism”, – concluded APEC leaders.

The APEC summit

— Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussia) November 19, 2015

Russia was represented at the summit by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Arriving Tuesday to the Philippines immediately after the FSB announced the cause of the crash A321, Medvedev gave a speech in which he accused the West of wanting to block Russia instead to unite in the fight against terrorism. The theme of the fight against the terrorist threat was not included in the agenda of the summit, however, were mentioned in the course of the events and bilateral meetings.

On Thursday, the Prime Minister gave in Manila final press conference. According to Mr Putin, he discussed the topic of terrorism with colleagues at the level of personal conversations and they all wanted to get more information about what happened and what Russia’s reaction will be.

According to Medvedev, he expects that the position of Russia’s partners in the fight against terrorism will change and that will be able to form a broad anti-terrorist coalition. From the Philippines, the Prime Minister will fly to Malaysia, where he will participate in the East Asian summit.

The APEC forum brings together 21 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) – Australia, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Canada, China, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, Singapore, USA, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Chile and Japan. In 2016, the chairmanship in APEC will move to Peru.

Journalistic Medvedev was delayed in Manila because of problems with the aircraft 20.11.2015

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