President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Presides Over the ASEAN-EU 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his opening remarks during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, expresses his intent to remain a vital partner of the ASEAN for the years to come. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and European Council President Donald Tusk join the traditional Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) handshake prior to the start of the ASEAN-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with European Council President Donald Tusk do the ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo prior to the start of the ASEAN-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. Representing Brunei Darussalam is the Minister for 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. Vietnam is represented by Minister-Chairman of the Office of the Government of Vietnam Mai Tien Dung while Singapore is Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
European Council President Donald Tusk, in his opening remarks during the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017, declares that the EU is working towards a strategic partnership that delves into trade, investment, sectoral, and security cooperation. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)-European Union (EU) 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO