Philippine president to attend ASEAN summit in BruneiSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 17/04/2013 8:26 pm in World / no comments
MANILA, April 17 — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III will attend the 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.
The DFA said Aquino will continue to advocate maritime security and cooperation and the review of the ASEAN charter with the objective of streamlining the international organization’s work and meetings.
The summit, which will be held on April 24 and 25, has the theme of “Our People, Our Future Together.”
It will also feature the Retreat Session, which will revolve around the following: the ASEAN Community 2015, ASEAN’s central role and the regional architecture, ASEAN’s future direction, and an exchange of views on regional and international issues.
Aquino will join his counterparts in the 9th Brunei-Indonesia- Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Summit after the Retreat Session.