At the closing of the APEC-Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers' Meeting in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda emphasized that Russia, which continues to invade Ukraine, was blamed at the meeting.

On the other hand, no joint statement was issued at the meeting due to differences in the attitudes of the participating countries over Russia.

APEC's trade ministers' meeting, which includes 21 countries and regions including Japan, the United States, and Russia, ended on the 22nd after a two-day schedule in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

Minister Hagiuda, who attended the press conference, emphasized that "in all sessions, he accused Russia of invading Ukraine as a violation of international law and absolutely unacceptable."

Then, when the Russian minister in charge said, he explained that he had left with representatives from the United States and other countries, "I wanted Russia to understand the significance of what is happening now as an international community."

On the other hand, at this meeting of trade ministers, discussions were held on trade and investment in the region, but no joint statement was issued.

According to Japanese government officials, the disagreements of the participating countries did not agree due to differences in attitudes regarding Russia, so the issue for APEC is how much substantive discussions can be held for the November summit. increase.