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October 26, 2010 (KATAKAMI / RIA NOVOSTI) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders’ summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday.
Medvedev will arrive in Vietnam on an official visit at the invitation of Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet.
ASEAN was established in August 1967, and comprises Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.
The United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the EU, South Korea, India, China and Russia hold a partner status in the organization. Papua New Guinea has a special observer status.
The organization’s goal is contributing to the development of member countries’ social economic and cultural cooperation, as well as to the consolidation of peace and stability in Southeast Asia.
MOSCOW, October 26 (RIA Novosti)