President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the 20th APT Commemorative Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in his opening remarks during the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, recognizes the increasing significance of the cooperation between the member states of the organization so that economic concerns in the region may be addressed. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi prior to the start of the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other guests prior to the start of the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other guests prior to the start of the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the rest of the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) member states prepare for the start of the 20th APT Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and People’s Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang do the ASEAN hand shake as they pose for a photo prior to the start of the 20th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. Representing Brunei Darussalam is the Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office and Finance Minister II Pehin Dato Abdul Rahman Ibrahim while Lao People’s Democratic Republic is represented by Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Alounkeo Kittikhoun. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares to preside over the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is assisted by Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as he prepares to preside over the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his opening remarks during the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, urges the leaders to continue nurturing peaceful coexistence among the member states. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with members of his cabinet following the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with members of his cabinet following the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
People’s Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang, in his opening remarks during the 20th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, expresses his optimism over how the summit can boost cooperation between the member states. Also in the photo is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO