Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Sergei Lavrov is going to attend the 12th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum to be hosted by Cambodia early next month in Phnom Penh.
“As the Russian side has received the invitation to ASEAN related ministerial level meetings, I would like to inform that Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov will attend these events,” said Mr. Rafael Iangareev, Press Attaché of the Russian Embassy in Cambodia.
Recently, Mr. Rafael Iangareev said Russia has attached great importance to the development of relations with ASEAN within the Russia-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership, as well as advancement of interactions in other ASEAN-centric frameworks.
Russia is committed to further strengthen the leading role of the ASEAN in the regional affairs, to increase the efficiency of practical cooperation within ASEAN-centric platforms as well as the Russia-ASEAN dialogue format, especially aiming at implementing the decisions adopted at the Anniversary Dialogue Partnership Summit in October 2021, as well as fulfillment of the objectives of the Russian-ASEAN Year of Scientific and Technical Cooperation and other areas of our strategic partnership, he underlined.
Cambodia is going to host the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings, including ASEAN Post Ministerial Conferences, ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Minister’s Meeting, East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, ASEAN Regional Forum and so on from July 31 to Aug. 6, 2022.
Russia is one of the 18 members of EAS and of the 27 members of ARF.
Besides the EAS and ARF, Russia is among the 11 full dialogue partners of ASEAN since July 1996, therefore H.E. Sergei Lavrov will attend another key meeting, i.e. ASEAN-Russian Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
Cambodia is the ASEAN Country Coordinator for ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Relations until 2024, after taken over this role from Indonesia in August 2021.
Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Sergei Lavrov (Photo: TASS)