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ASEAN FMs support Vietnam to take bloc's chairmanship

HANOI, Aug.10 — Foreign ministers from the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) all support Vietnam's nomination of one of its deputy foreign ministers as the next ASEAN secretary-general, the Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesperson said here Thursday.

Spokesperson Luong Thanh Nghi said at a regular press briefing that all the ASEAN foreign ministers expressed support to the nomination of Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh as ASEAN secretary-general for the 2013-2017 tenure.

The nomination, which was made during the recent 45th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, will be considered by ASEAN high-ranking officials at the association's summit slated for November in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. (PNA/Xinhua) CTB/rsm

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