We welcome all of you, our brothers and sisters all over the region to our home.
The Philippines is honored to be the Chairman of ASEAN 2017, and we look forward to the year ahead as we continue to pursue and enhance cooperation with you, our neighbors.
The theme “Partnering for Change Engaging the World” reflects the Philippine government’s advocacy to promote unity with and among ASEAN member states and its global partners. We invite everyone to become dynamic and vibrant allies as we envision a future that is prosperous for all citizens.
We are one community, with one shared identity, one vision. An even stronger ASEAN begins today.
The last 50 years
of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
have proven that, as a whole, the Association
is greater than the sum of its parts.
Join us as we celebrate half a century
of unprecedented growth and stability in the region,
as well as looking ahead to the future and facing it
with courage as one community with a shared identity.