ASEAN Summit to open in Cambodia

2012-11-17 03:29:40 GMT2012-11-17 11:29:40(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Cambodia is making final preparations for the upcoming 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit.

The three-day summit will be held on November 18th at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. It will bring together leaders and delegates from the ten ASEAN members and ASEAN’s dialogue countries, including China, Japan, South Korea, the US, Russia, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend a series of meetings and make an official visit to Cambodia. The ASEAN summit is expected to launch the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a more ambitious trade plan designed to strengthen economic ties among the grouping. Regional security issues, including the South China Sea issue will also be on the agenda.

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