PM arrives in Manila for ASEAN Summit
14:58 | 28/04/2017

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, his spouse, and a Vietnamese high-ranking delegation, arrived at Ninoy Aquino international airport in Manila, the Philippines, for the 30th ASEAN Summit and related meetings.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) arrives in the Philippines, April 28, 2017 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

The delegation was welcomed by Filipino National Security Advisor Hermogenes C. Esperon Jr, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Ly Quoc Tuan, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung.  

The 30th ASEAN Summit, under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”, is expected to see the presence of leaders of the 10 ASEAN member countries. It is the first summit in 2017 under the Philippines’s ASEAN chairmanship.

The summit is set to focus on such priorities as effectively implementing the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and accompanied plans; enhancing ASEAN’s connectivity, solidarity, consensus and central role; increasing the bloc’s relations with partners; and discussing regional and international issues of shared concern.

PM Phuc is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony, the plenary session and the closing ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit. He will also take part in a meeting between ASEAN leaders and representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA)./.

By Kim Loan

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