Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on Tuesday afternoon to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings.
The Vietnamese government leader and his entourage were welcomed at Nay Pyi Taw by the Myanmar Minister of Rail Transportation, the Myanmar Ambassador to Vietnam, Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh, and Ambassador and Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Representative Mission to ASEAN Vu Dang Dung, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
At the Summit and the related meetings, the ASEAN countries’ leaders will discuss measures to accelerate the implementation of a roadmap on building the ASEAN Community, promote unity and the core role of ASEAN in the region, and set out orientations for the community development beyond 2015.
The leaders will also set forth directions to strengthen the relations between the bloc and its partners in the framework of ASEAN Plus One, ASEAN Plus Three, and East-Asia Summit,
They will also discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest.
ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, established in 1967, consists of ten member countries, including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.