The Dutch foreign minister says he is confident a summit of Asian and European leaders will take place in Vietnam in October as scheduled, despite a dispute over Burma's participation.
Ben Bot, whose country holds the European Union's rotating presidency, told reporters in Indonesia that he believes a solution on the Burma issue will be reached ahead of the summit.
The European Union says it opposes Burma's presence at the Asia-Europe meeting because of its poor human rights record. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations says Burma should be allowed to participate as a new ASEAN member.
ASEAN says it wants all three of its newest members -- Burma, Laos and Cambodia -- to be part of the Asia-Europe meeting.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.