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Vietnam premier arrives in Malaysia for ASEAN Summit

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10:42 GMT+7

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday evening to attend the 27th ASEAN Summit, where instruments on the ASEAN Community establishment are supposed to be inked.

This summit is of significance as leaders of ASEAN states are expected to sign documents related to the formation of the ASEAN Community 2015 – a historical turning point in the bloc’s development process, the Vietnam News Agency reported.  

At the two-day event, kicking off on Saturday, the Vietnamese delegation led by PM Dung aims to continue showing the country’s independent and self-controlled foreign policy for peace, cooperation, development, international multi-lateralization and diversification, active international integration.  

Vietnam also wants to help promote more efficient ASEAN linkages, strengthen solidarity between the bloc’s member countries, and promote significant role of ASEAN in ensuring peace, security, cooperation and development in the region.

Besides the ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN+1 Summit with seven partners including China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, the U.S., New Zealand and the United Nations; the ASEAN+3 Summit; and the East Asia Summit will be also conducted.

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