Malaysia to host 27th ASEAN Summit in November hinh anh 1At a press conference on the Summit (Source: VNA)

The 27th ASEAN Summit will officially kick off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 21, with a schedule for adopting the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on setting up the ASEAN Community and on the ASEAN Community Vision to 2025.

The information was announced at a press conference held in Kuala Lumpur on October 28, which also released the arrangement of related meetings.

Accordingly, the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (ASEAN SOM) will convene on November 18 and relevant meetings will be organised from November 19-20.

Apart from the summit, leaders of ASEAN member nations will also hold summits with China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, the US and the United Nations.

Malaysia began its Chair of ASEAN on January 1, 2015. The country has hosted many important events of the group, including the 26 th ASEAN Summit in April, the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting ( AMM 48) and relevant meetings from August 1-6, and the 47th Meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers ( AEM 47 ) and relevant meetings from August 20-25.

At the 26 th ASEAN Summit, leaders of ASEAN member countries approved three declarations: the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on a People - Oriented , People-Centred ASEAN, the Langkawi Declaration on the Global Movement of Moderates , and the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Institutionalising the Resilience of ASEAN and its Communities and Peoples to Disasters and Climate Change.

ASEAN Ministers attending the AMM 48 discussed international and regional issues of common concern.

At the AEM 47, ASEAN member nations emphasised their commitment to hastening the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and accepted in principle the AEC master plan to 2025.

ASEAN, which groups 10 nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - is the 7 th largest economy in the world with a total GDP of 2.5 trillion USD.-VNA