Russian historical epic Viking to be released in Italy, UKSociety & Culture March 30, 2:11
Putin visits ice cave during Arctic tourSociety & Culture March 30, 0:02
West’s reaction to Russian protests part of long-planned campaign - diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 23:56
Putin orders Defense Ministry and FSB to ensure protection of Russia’s interests in ArcticMilitary & Defense March 29, 21:46
Kiev aware of few chances to win in debt lawsuit case — envoyBusiness & Economy March 29, 20:52
Russian top diplomat dismisses claims about human rights violations in Crimea as liesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 20:23
Moscow suspects Jabhat al-Nusra could be used to topple AssadRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:58
Lavrov reiterates there are no facts substantiating Iran’s links to terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:40
Russia to upgrade helicopter protection system based on Syrian experienceMilitary & Defense March 29, 19:00
HANOI, July 25. /TASS/. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) highly appreciates relations with Moscow and the results of the jubilee Russia-ASEAN summit held on May 19-20 in Sochi, says a communique issued on Monday following meeting of the association’s foreign ministers in Vientiane, Laos.
"We welcomed the successful convening of the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership held on 19-20 May 2016 in Sochi. We appreciated the achievements made over the past 20 years of ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Relations across a wide range of areas, which have strengthened and enhanced the relations," the document says.
The ASEAN foreign ministers also believe that the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan of Action to promote cooperation for 2016-2020 will "further deepen and widen political-security, economic, socio-cultural and development cooperation."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected to take part in the Russia-ASEAN ministerial meeting in Vientiane on Monday. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia is to reaffirm ASEAN’s central role in regional affairs, willingness to expand concerted effort on international venues and the commitment to join work to promote stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region.