SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (Sputnik) – The US is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco, California between 11 and 17 November.
The United States has invited all members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), including Russia, APEC's Senior Official Matt Murray said.
"I think we've been very consistent throughout the year and been very clear that participating in APEC will be in accordance with US laws and regulations, and we have been working towards appropriate participation of all APEC member economies," Murray said on Monday.
On the question of the US sending a formal invitation to Russia, Murray underscored the commitment Washington made when it offered to host the APEC Summit.
Hosting the summit aligns with the spirit and principles of APEC as well as with adhering to US regulations, including considerations related to sanctions, Murray said.
The US will host the APEC summit in San Francisco under the theme "Building a Future of Sustainability and Resilience for Everyone."
Since it was founded in 1989, APEC has been a crucial platform to promote trade, investment and sustainable growth in the increasingly interconnected Asia-Pacific region.
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