The plane carrying Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 3:38 p.m. Sunday.
Prime Minister Medvedev was welcomed by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III.
The ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership could be traced back to July 1991 when the then Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation attended the Opening Session of the 24thASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Kuala Lumpur as a guest of the Malaysian Government.
Russia participates in a series of consultative meetings with ASEAN under the ASEAN-Russia dialogue relations to discuss and exchange views on political and security issues of mutual interest and concern. These include ministerial meetings, senior officials meetings and meetings at expert level, as well as dialogue and cooperation frameworks initiated by ASEAN, such as the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs) 10+1, ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus and the East Asia Summit.