Statement on the Participation of PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE at the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering Bali, Indonesia (October 10-11, 2018)

The President leaves today to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering in Bali, Indonesia upon the invitation of President Joko Widodo.

This is a special meeting that draws the Leaders of ASEAN Member States as well as key multilateral and international organizations.

The President will address the meeting and highlight the need to sustain inclusive and sustainable growth and development for all through stronger regional and global cooperation and greater security and stability.

At the sidelines of the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering, the President will meet with ASEAN leaders to discuss bilateral issues of mutual importance.

The Philippines is committed to actively participate and support ASEAN and ASEAN-centered efforts in order to advance shared aspirations for greater peace, progress and prosperity for the Southeast Asian region.

The President will return to the Philippines immediately after the ASEAN Leaders’ Gathering and, upon arrival, will report to the nation the results of his participation.

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