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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will discuss the issues of global security and the prospects of economic cooperation at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Malaysia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said Lavrov would arrive in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on August 5 to participate in the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting.

    "An emphasis will be put on developing the economic component of the dialogue partnership," the statement published on the ministry’s website said.

    The ministers will also exchange views on the growing activity of the Islamic State extremist group, the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

    The meeting’s agenda includes the drafting of an Integrated Action Plan on Russia-ASEAN cooperation for the period 2016-2020.

    ASEAN was established in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand to accelerate economic, social and cultural development in the region. Russia has been actively cooperating with ASEAN and participating in the organization's summits since 1990.

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