He is also due to attend the ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference (PMC)+1
sessions with dialogue partners, the 17th ASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting
with Northeastern Asian countries, the sixth East Asia Summit Foreign
Ministers’ Meeting (EAS FMM-6) and the 23rd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF),
together with his counterparts from 10 ASEAN countries and 17 partners
outside the region.
The Vietnamese delegation attends the above meetings in an active and
responsible manner and stick to the principle of flexibly and deftly
settling complicated issues on the basis of ensuring regional solidarity
and consensus and suiting Vietnam’s interests.
Vietnam’s aim is to continue contributing to enhancing ASEAN’s
cooperation, unity and central role, particularly strengthening
practical ties between ASEAN and partners, and improving the efficiency
of regional forums in which the group plays a crucial role as well as
intensifying ties between Vietnam and countries.
The ASEAN meetings with 10 major partners, including China, the US,
Japan, India, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the
European Union and Canada, as well as the ASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting,
the ASEAN Regional Forum and EAS founded by ASEAN are the most important
meetings of the bloc this year, covering political-security, economic
and socio-cultural aspects.
The AMM-49 will focus its discussions on internal collaboration,
Community building as well as ASEAN’s external relations, including
accelerating the implementation of the Master Plan on the Vision 2025 of
the ASEAN Political-Security Community, increasing ASEAN’s central role
and improving its apparatus, and examining the ASEAN Charter.
The meeting will also consider proposals of Timor Leste to join the bloc
and other countries which want to join the ASEAN Treaty of Amity and
Cooperation or become ASEAN’s official partners.
The ASEAN Ministerial Meetings with partners are scheduled to review
ties between ASEAN and countries over the past time and orientations in
the future, including preparations for the ASEAN+1 Summit slated for
September in Laos.
Laos will issue the Chairman’s Statements on ASEAN relations with partners.
ASEAN and Chinese foreign ministers are likely to deliver a joint
statement on the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on
the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).
The ASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting with China, Japan and the Republic of
Korea is to review the implementation of the 2013-2017 Working Plan and
preparations for a new working plan for the next period, the ASEAN+3
Summit slated for September during which the Declaration on sustainable
development proposed by Laos will be adopted.
The EAS FMM, meanwhile, is to debate the evolving regional architecture
and the EAS’s role, the implementation of the Declaration commemorating
the 10th anniversary of the EAS, preparations for EAS meeting this
September during which the EAS Declaration on denuclearisation, the
Vientiane Statement on promoting infrastructure proposed by Laos, the
EAS’s Declaration on preventing the popularisation of nuclear weapons
and the EAS’s Statement on immigrants and human trafficking will be
The ARF will review measures to build trust and preventive diplomacy,
adopt the list of activities for 2016-2017 and future orientations.
Other regional and global issues of shared concern, including the East
Sea issue, the Korean peninsula, terrorism and extreme violence, human
trafficking, and abnormal immigration, will also be put on the table.