24 April 2017 | Manila, Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte
Photo source: Presidential Photographers Division

Leaders from the ten ASEAN Member States will gather for the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila on April 26 to 29. This will be the first of two ASEAN Summits this year.

Under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World,” the Leaders will discuss progress in the implementation of the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the way forward as well as ASEAN’s external relations and ASEAN’s future direction.

They will also exchange views on pressing regional and international issues. The Leaders will also interface with the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and the Youth Representatives. The ASEAN Secretary-General will also attend the Summit.

Two sub-regional meetings will also be held in Manila; these are the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT).

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will chair the 30th ASEAN Summit Plenary and Retreat as well as the BIMP-EAGA Summit on April 29. He will host a Gala Dinner for the Leaders and delegates on the same day.

Before the 30th ASEAN Summit, preparatory meetings will take place at the Ministerial and Senior Officials levels on April 26 to 28. Side events will also be organized.

Below is a summary of the meetings and events leading to and during the 30th ASEAN Summit:

Date Meeting/Event Venue
26 April Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN PICC
Welcome Dinner for the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Leaders and Delegates City of Dreams
27 April ASEAN Senior Officials’ Preparatory Meeting (Prep-SOM) PICC
Welcome Dinner for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Blue Leaf Pilipinas
28 April Prosperity for All Summit (ASEAN Business Advisory Council) – side event City of Dreams
14th ASEAN Leadership Forum – side event Manila Hotel
ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting PICC
15th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting PICC
19th ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting PICC
29 April Opening Ceremony of 30th ASEAN Summit PICC
30th ASEAN Summit (Plenary) PICC
30th ASEAN Summit (Retreat) Coconut Palace
Signing Ceremony of the ASEAN Declaration on the Role of the Civil Service as a Catalyst for Achieving the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 PICC
ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) PICC
ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth PICC
Closing Session of the 30th ASEAN Summit PICC
12th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Summit PICC
10th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Summit PICC
Press Conference by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte PICC
Gala Dinner to be hosted by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Sofitel Philippine

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