KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will lead the country's delegation for the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
The theme of Thailand's ASEAN chairmanship this year is "Advancing Partnership for Sustainability."
Mahathir is scheduled to participate in several meetings between June 20 and June 23, the ministry said in a statement.
"The summit will provide the leaders of the ASEAN member states with the opportunity to exchange views on the future direction of member states and its community building process, the implementation of the ASEAN community Vision 2025, as well as to discuss important regional and international issues," it said.
Mahathir is also scheduled to participate in the 13th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EGA) summit and the 12th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) summit.
Established in 1967, ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.