|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (M) and his entourage arrived in the Myanmar capital of Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings.— VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tam
NAY PYITAW (VNS)— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his entourage arrived in the Myanmar capital of Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings.
His entourage included Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai, and Ambassador and Head of the Vietnamese Permanent Representative Mission to ASEAN Vu Dang Dung.
The 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings will focus on measures to speed up implementation of a roadmap to establishing the ASEAN Economic Community, orientations for the community's development beyond 2015, and promote unity as well as central role of ASEAN in the evolving regional architecture.
The leaders are expected to set forth directions to strengthen relations between the bloc and its partners in the framework of ASEAN Plus One, ASEAN Plus Three and East-Asia Summit, as well as exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual concern.
Viet Nam aims to make positive contributions to these processes.
Established in 1967, ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, comprises ten members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. — VNS