Diplomat believes Morgan Freeman was 'roped in' to be weaponized in anti-Russia crusadeRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 18:02
Russian lawyer blasts ‘medieval’ efforts by UK Paralympic athletes to fake handicapSport September 20, 17:36
Aftermath of powerful earthquake in MexicoWorld September 20, 17:28
Over 50 countries sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at UNWorld September 20, 17:15
Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of allowing Pyongyang to develop nuclear weaponsWorld September 20, 17:06
Russian planes return to bases after Zapad-2017 exerciseMilitary & Defense September 20, 16:37
German Olaf Langer appointed head coach for Russian women’s basketball teamSport September 20, 16:13
Amur leopard conservation center opens in Russian Far EastSociety & Culture September 20, 16:01
Germany 'takes note' of Trump’s statement on North KoreaWorld September 20, 16:00
MOSCOW, October 4 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russia-ASEAN Dialog celebrates its 15th anniversary, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.
“A reception was given at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s residence on behalf of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to mark the 15th anniversary of the partnership between Russia and the ASEAN. Ambassadors of South East Asian states – members of the ASEAN Moscow Committee and representatives of Russian ministries and departments, business and academic communities actively promoting cooperation with the Association in various spheres attended the reception,” the ministry said.
“Sergei Lavrov welcomed the development of the Russian-ASEAN Dialog, which had reached a high level. The importance of the fulfillment of the agreements of the second Russia-ASEAN summit in Hanoi in October 2010 was stressed to upgrade the efficiency of interaction on priority tracks – trade, economics, traditional and renewable energy resources, response to emergency situations, science and technologies,” the ministry said.
“The importance of the Association as a Russian partner in the formation of an open and equal security and cooperation architecture in the Asia Pacific region was accentuated,” the ministry said.
“ASEAN Moscow Committee Chair, Malaysian Ambassador Zainol Abidin Omar confirmed the readiness of the ASEAN ten to promote further deepening and sustainable development of the comprehensive partnership with Russia in the interest of stability and prosperity of the Asia Pacific region,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.