After India, Obama to meet Medvedev in Japan

Written by: Nitsi
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Moscow, Oct 29: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama will hold talks on the sidelines of an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Japan on Nov 13, the Kremlin said on Friday, Oct 29.

Sources said the two leaders will travel to Japan after attending a Group of 20 economic summit in South Korea on Nov 11-12.

Although APEC has made slight progress for years in creating a free trade zone in the dynamic Pacific Rim region, a US-backed initiative that started five years ago with a group of small economies is gaining momentum.

White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said that Obama's relationship with Medvedev was one of the "closest and most active" with any foreign leader.

"They'll have an opportunity to discuss a number of issues, including the progress that's been made recently in terms of US support for Russia's entry into the WTO, as well as our ongoing cooperation on issues like non-proliferation, nuclear security, and other security issues," Rhodes said.

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