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Indonesian President to Attend Russia-ASEAN Summit in Sochi

© AP Photo / Tatan SyuflanaIndonesia President Joko Widodo
Indonesia President Joko Widodo - Sputnik International
Indonesian Ambassador to Russia said that Indonesian President Joko Widodo will visit Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a news conference in Moscow. - Sputnik International
Russia-ASEAN Summit to Be Held in May in Sochi - Lavrov
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Indonesian President Joko Widodo will visit Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Djauhari Oratmangun said Tuesday.

“President Widodo has written a letter to President Putin saying he would like to come to Sochi to participate in the summit,” Oratmangun told RIA Novosti.

Oratmangun added that he hoped Widodo would meet Putin during the summit.

Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that the Russia-ASEAN summit would take place in Sochi in May. The event’s agenda is to be dedicated to the 20th anniversary of relations between Russia and ASEAN.

ASEAN comprises Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

In December, Putin announced Russia's intention to foster cooperation with ASEAN states.

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