News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the ASEAN-UN Summit

We wish to inform that Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano represented President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the ASEAN-UN Summit.

As we all know from yesterday’s activities, President Duterte had a full schedule last night which included bilateral meetings with Japan, Republic of Korea, India, and Russia. The President’s meetings went beyond schedule and, to avoid further delay, it was decided that Secretary Cayetano would attend the ASEAN-UN Summit on behalf of PRRD while the Chief Executive was conducting meetings with other leaders.