The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov on Wednesday to take part in the Ministerial meeting of the Russia-Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), during which he will meet With U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry and foreign Ministers of the DPRK, PRC And Malaysia.
on the sidelines of ASEAN Lavrov is scheduled to meet With colleagues from China And van, Turkey - Mevlut Cavusoglu, South Korea Yun Byung-Se, Malaysia - Anifah Aman, Indonesia - Rethen Marsudi, informed news Agency in the Russian delegation.
Individual attention, conversation With U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry And the head of the foreign Ministry of the DPRK Lee soo Yong. With Kerry, the Russian Minister met on the first day of the week, August 3, in Qatar (such a short interval of contact was only in Vienna for talks on Iran's nuclear program), where he discussed the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic in the context of the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG). This time on the agenda of Ukraine. As emphasized in depodesta of the Russian Federation, Lavrov With colleagues from Asia-Pacific States will exchange opinions on topical global And regional themes, including the intensification of the terrorist group " Islamic state ", the non-proliferation of WMD, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula." Special emphasis in the process of meetings will also be placed on the " development of the economic component of the dialogue partnership, the implementation of the Russian proposals to increase trade And mutual investment, improvement of regional transport And energy infrastructure ". In the framework of the Ministerial round of the Russia-ASEAN parties will discuss the preparation of a Comprehensive plan of action for the development of cooperation in this format for 2016-2020, which we intend to propose for approval by the leaders. In addition, in connection With the 20th anniversary of the dialogue partnership is expected to prepare a concept paper that reflects the strategic vision of relations between Russia And ASEAN in the long term." This work aims to help Russia-ASEAN " group of sages ", the conclusion of which is expected to take at the Ministerial meeting ", - noted in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Among other topics of the meeting - cultural interaction - the following year it is planned to declare the cross-Year of culture of Russia And ASEAN. During your stay in Kuala Lumpur Sergei Lavrov will also participate in the East Asia summit (EAS) AND ASEAN Regional forum on security (ARF).