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2014-11-14 Fri 12:13
Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific countries and organizations met Thursday to discuss maritime issues and the deepening crisis in the Middle East posed by the Islamic State militant group, among other topics.
The East Asia Summit in the Myanmar capital of Naypyitaw brought together leaders of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attend the meeting, flying to his country’s Far East. Russia was represented by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.