Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh left Hanoi on May 9 morning for the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Indonesia, at the invitation of Indonesian President and Chairman of the Summit Joko Widodo.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh leaves Hanoi on May 9 morning for the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Indonesia.__Photo: VNA|
He is accompanied by high-ranking officials of the NA and ministries.
The 42nd ASEAN Summit is taking place in Labuan Bajo from May 9-11 with the participation of ASEAN member nations’ leaders. Prime Minister Timor Leste was invited to attend the summit for the first time as an observer.
|Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Denny Abdi sees off PM Pham Minh Chinh__Photo: VNA|
Sessions within the summit will focus on the process of building ASEAN Community with the themed “ASEAN Matters: Epicenter of Growth”, and discuss international and regional issues of mutual concern.
Dialogue sessions between leaders of ASEAN countries and representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and the High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision will be also arranged.
The summit is expected to consider and approve many important documents on cooperation in all three pillars: ASEAN political-security community, economy and socio-culture.-(VNA/VLLF)