President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Opens the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners during the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. The dialogue partners include New Zealand, Timor-Leste, Republic of Korea, USA, Australia, India, China, and Japan. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017, runs down the various issues that he and his counterparts from the ASEAN member states and dialogue partners are set to discuss during the plenary session. The President gave emphasis on the issues that threaten the security of the region. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017, runs down the various issues that he and his counterparts from the ASEAN member states and dialogue partners are set to discuss during the plenary session. The President gave emphasis on the issues that threaten the security of the region. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the rest of the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners do the traditional ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo during the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. The dialogue partners include New Zealand, Timor-Leste, Republic of Korea, USA, Australia, India, China, and Japan. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners during the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. The dialogue partners include New Zealand, Timor-Leste, Republic of Korea, USA, Australia, India, China, and Japan. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approaches the podium to deliver his keynote address during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017, runs down the various issues that he and his counterparts from the ASEAN member states and dialogue partners are set to discuss during the plenary session. The President gave emphasis on the issues that threaten the security of the region. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017, runs down the various issues that he and his counterparts from the ASEAN member states and dialogue partners are set to discuss during the plenary session. The President gave emphasis on the issues that threaten the security of the region. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by US President Donald Trump after the President Duterte delivered his keynote address during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the rest of the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners do the traditional ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo during the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. The dialogue partners include New Zealand, Timor-Leste, Republic of Korea, USA, Australia, India, China, and Japan. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners during the opening of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. The dialogue partners include New Zealand, Timor-Leste, Republic of Korea, USA, Australia, India, China, and Japan. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Timor-Leste President Francisco Guterres prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife Narapom prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome India Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Indonesia President Joko Widodo prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his partner Ho Ching prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet share a light moment with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet pose for a photo with People’s Republic of China Premier Le Keqiang prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Lao PDR Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Phuc prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet share a light moment with US President Donald Trump prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet prepare to receive the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. The dialogue partners include New Zealand, Timor-Leste, Republic of Korea, USA, Australia, India, China, and Japan. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Timor-Leste President Francisco Guterres, Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern listen to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as he delivers his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listen to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as he delivers his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Phuc, and US President listen to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as he delivers his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is joined by US President Donald Trump, Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they witness the program proper during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, and People’s Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang witness the program proper during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, People’s Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia President Joko Widodo, and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi witness the program proper during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lao PDR Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres witness the program proper during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017, runs down the various issues that he and his counterparts from the ASEAN member states and dialogue partners are set to discuss during the plenary session. The President gave emphasis on the issues that threaten the security of the region. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with US President Donald Trump and Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines opening ceremony in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO