Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and the Vietnamese delegation arrived in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, on April 24 to attend the 22 nd ASEAN Summit.

Themed “Our people, Our future”, the summit will discuss several topics, including ASEAN’s 2013 priorities; accelerating ASEAN community formation and future orientation; as well as expanding the bloc’s external relations and promoting ASEAN’s central role in the shaping of regional structure.

PM Dung and other ASEAN leaders will also exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern, particularly those that ensure peace, security and development cooperation in the region and East Sea issue, as well as cooperation in adapting to challenges such as environmental change, natural disasters, epidemics and other non-traditional security challenges.

As scheduled, PM Dung will hold meetings with Brunei’s King who is the Chairman of the 22nd ASEAN Summit and Indonesian President on April 24 to boost bilateral cooperation and discuss the meeting’s focus.

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.-VNA