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ASEAN Plus Three Leaders to Meet on APT’s 20th Anniversary

MANILA (DWDD) – The Leaders of the ASEAN Member States and the Plus Three Countries (People’s Republic of China, Japan and Republic of Korea) will meet for the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Commemorative Summit on 14 November 2017.

The Meeting will review the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) cooperation and discuss its future direction in light of the recently adopted APT Work Plan ‎2018-2022. The Leaders will also exchange views on several regional and international issues relating to trade and investment relations, environment and sustainable development, and people concerns.

The APT Leaders are set to issue two important documents in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of APT: (1) The Manila Declaration on the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation; and (2) The ASEAN Plus Three Leaders’ Statement on Food Security Cooperation. These two documents represent the vision and priorities of APT cooperation and the collective will of APT countries to work for the benefit of their people.

The APT envisions to build a larger community, the East Asia Economic Community, by strengthening the foundation of regional cooperation. ASEAN/MCAG

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three Commemorative (APT) Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 14, 2017.The APT partnership started in December 1997 during an Informal Summit with leaders from ASEAN, China, Japan and Republic of Korea, at the sidelines of the 2nd ASEAN Informal Summit in Malaysia. The APT Summit then was formally established at the issuance of a Joint Statement on East Asia Cooperation by the leaders participating at the 3rd APT Summit in Manila in 1999.Throughout the years, ASEAN leaders have considered the APT framework as an important element in fostering greater partnership and regionalism in East Asia. #DuterteOneYearInOffice#ComfortableLifeForAll#ASEAN2017#31stASEANSummit

Nai-post ni ASEAN 2017 noong Lunes, Nobyembre 13, 2017

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