Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived at Wattay International Airport yesterday becoming the last ASEAN government leader to have landed in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other major events scheduled for Sep 6-8.
Before Prime Minister Dung touched the ground of Vientiane Capital, Myanmar’s State Counselor and Foreign Affairs Minister Aung San Suu Kyi’s plane had landed.
Yesterday also witnessed Vientiane Capital welcoming President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The ASEAN Summits will be held along with 11 related summits and meetings including the 19th ASEAN-China Summit to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations, the 19th ASEAN Japan Summit, the 18th ASEAN R. Korea Summit, the 19th ASEAN Plus Three Summit, the 2nd ASEAN Australia Summit, and the 8th ASEAN-UN Summit as well as the 8thMekong-Japan Summit, the 14th ASEAN-India Summit, the 4th ASEAN-US Summit, the 11th East Asia Summit, and the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.
It is expected that as many as 17 documents will be adopted at the coming summits and meetings.
These include the Vientiane Declaration on Transition from Informal Employment to Formal Employment towards Decent Work Promotion in ASEAN, the Vientiane Declaration on Reinforcing Cultural Heritage Cooperation in ASEAN, and the ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN One Response: ASEAN Responding to Disasters as One in the Region and Outside the Region, among others.