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Chinese president confirms APEC Manila attendance

Patricia Lourdes Viray - Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines - China on Monday confirmed that President Xi Jinping will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila.

"At the invitation of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III of the Republic of the Philippines, President Xi Jinping will attend the 23rd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Manila, the Philippines from November 17 to 19," Chinese Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, United States President Barack Obama and 18 other heads of state have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming APEC Summit, which will be hosted by the Philippines.

READ: 20 heads of state confirm APEC Manila attendance

Aquino is set to give the barong Tagalog, the Philippines's national garb for men, to leaders attending the summit.

Meanwhile, the Metro Manila Development Authority has installed plastic barriers along special lanes to be used by APEC delegates and the attending heads of state.

RELATED: LIST: Domestic, int’l flights canceled for APEC

APEC

ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION

BARONG TAGALOG

CHINESE MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON LU KANG

ECONOMIC LEADERS

METRO MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO

PRESIDENT XI JINPING

QUOT

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN

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