Dmitry Medvedev attended the summit and met with the heads of state and government of the participating states.
The East Asia Summit was established in 2005 as an opportunity for strategic dialogue between leaders of the Asia-Pacific region on issues of security and economic growth. Meetings in this format are held annually around the time of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
At present, the East Asia Summit involves 18 states: the 10 ASEAN states and 8 dialogue partners (Australia, India, China, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia, the United States, and Japan).
The 11th East Asia Summit focuses on strengthening security and promoting sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the state and prospects of cooperation within the EAS in priority areas, including energy, finance, healthcare, and education.
Documents adopted at the Summit:
- Statement of the East Asia Summit on Non-Proliferation of WMDs;
- East Asia Summit Declaration on Strengthening Responses to Migrants in Crisis and Trafficking in Persons;
- Vientiane Declaration on Promoting Infrastructure Development Cooperation in East Asia.