This is reported by the Ministry of Economic Development.

“Report by the head of the US trade department Catherine Tai at the meeting of APEC trade ministers,” the department said, attaching a photo of the empty chair of the Russian representative.

Earlier, Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Thani Sengrat said that representatives of Japan, the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand left the meeting room during a speech by Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov.