PHNOM PENH, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will attend the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and related meetings to be held from Sept. 6 to 8 in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.
Besides attending the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits, Hun Sen will participate in the 19th ASEAN-China Summit to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-China dialogue relations, the 19th ASEAN Plus Three (China, South Korea and Japan) Summit, and the 11th East Asia Summit among others.
The statement said that the annual ASEAN Summits will review various sectors under the three pillars of the ASEAN Community, namely ASEAN Political and Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.
"The ASEAN leaders and the leaders of the ASEAN Dialogue Partners will discuss a wide range of areas of cooperation with an aim to achieve higher goal of economic development as well as matters related to security in the region and beyond such as maritime security, terrorism, climate change as well as other issues of common concern," it said.
According to the statement, Hun Sen and other ASEAN leaders will sign the ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN, One Response: ASEAN Responding to Disasters as One in the Region and Outside the Region.
Founded in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.