Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived in Jakarta , Indonesia on May 6 to attend the 18th ASEAN Summit from May 7-8.

The visit was made at the invitation of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

PM Dung and other ASEAN leaders will participate in the opening ceremony of the 18 th ASEAN Summit and its related meetings on May 7.

The Vietnamese delegation is expected to promote the achievements made during the country’s 2010 ASEAN Chairmanship Year, actively contribute to enhancing ASEAN solidarity and connectivity; further step up cooperation between ASEAN and its partners; and maintain ASEAN’s central role, thus promoting the role and position of Vietnam .

At the 18 th ASEAN Summit, themed “ASEAN Community in a Global Community”, ASEAN leaders will discuss orientations and measures to speed up the implementation of the roadmap towards building the ASEAN Community based on three pillars, namely politics-security, economics and socio-culture; strengthen cooperation with non-member partners; improve ASEAN’s role in the international community; and exchange regional and international issues of common concern./.