Lavrov Meets With ASEAN Secretary General

Sonya Michaella    •    09 Agustus 2017 23:23 WIB
east asia
Lavrov Meets With ASEAN Secretary General
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (second right) (Photo:MTVN/Sonya)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh at Mulia Hotel  in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Lavrov  was accompanied by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. He was also accompanied by Indonesian Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti.

Lavrov unveiled the Russian Mission to ASEAN during the meeting. He also introduced the Russian ambassador for the regional bloc in the same time.

"It will underline Russia's stance toward ASEAN. It will improve Russia's relations with ASEAN countries," the top Russian diplomat said.

"We are committed to increase partnernships in a wide range of sectors. We are confident to improve collaborations in defense, transportation, culture and other sectors," he added.

The East ASIA Summit (EAS) was held in Sochi, Russia last year. It was mainly aimed to enhance ASEAN-Russia partnership.


(WAH)