9 November 2017 | Manila, Philippines

Leaders from twenty (20) countries from the ASEAN Member States, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea (ROK), Russia, United States (US), Canada, European Union (EU), and the United Nations Secretary General will gather in Manila for the 31tst ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, which will be held on 10-14 November 2017. This will be the second of the two ASEAN Summits that the Philippines is hosting this year.

Under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World,” President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will chair the plenary of the 31st ASEAN Summit, where ASEAN Leaders will discuss the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the way forward and the appointment of the new Secretary-General of ASEAN. They will also exchange views on pressing regional and international issues.

The President will also chair ASEAN’s 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summits with the United States of America, Canada and the European Union; 20th ASEAN Plus Three Commemorative Summit; the 20th ASEAN-China Summit, 19th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit; 20th ASEAN-Japan Summit; 12th East Asia Summit; 15th ASEAN-India Summit; and the 9th ASEAN-UN Summit. These meetings will review and take a look at the future direction of cooperation within these mechanisms.

The ASEAN Leaders will also have an interface with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) while the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Leaders will have an interface with the East Asia Business Council. The ASEAN Leaders, along with the Leaders of Australia, China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and New Zealand, will have Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Leaders’ Summit. The ASEAN Secretary-General will also attend the Summit.

On 12 November 2017, the President will host a Special Gala Celebration on the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN.

The ASEAN Leaders will sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, a landmark document that further seeks to strengthen social protection, access to justice, humane and fair treatment, and access to health services for the migrant workers of Southeast Asia.

At the Closing Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, President Duterte will hand over the Chairmanship of ASEAN to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, the incoming Chair for 2018.

Prior to the 31th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on 13-14 November, preparatory meetings at the levels of Ministers and Senior Officials will take place on 10-12 November at Clark, Pampanga and in Manila.

Below is a summary of the meetings and events leading to and during the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits:

Date Meeting/Event Venue
10 November Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN ASEAN Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga
ASEAN Senior Economic Officials’ Preparatory Meeting (Prep-SEOM) ASEAN Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga
Prep-SEOM Plus Three Consultations ASEAN Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga
Welcome Dinner for SOM and Delegates Quest Hotel, Clark, Pampanga
Welcome Dinner for SEOM, SEOM+3, RCEP TNC and Delegates Royce Hotel, Clark, Pampanga
11 November ASEAN Senior Officials’ Preparatory Meeting (Prep-SOM) ASEAN Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Trade Negotiating Committee Preparatory Meeting (Prep-RCEP TNC) ASEAN Convention Center, Clark, Pampanga
Welcome Dinner for ASEAN Economic Ministers Manila Marriott Hotel
12 November Preparatory Meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Manila Marriott Hotel
Mekong-Japan Preparatory Senior Officials’ Meeting Manila Marriott Hotel
15th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Meeting Manila Marriott Hotel
16th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting Manila Marriott Hotel
20th ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting Manila Marriott Hotel
Informal AEM-METI Consultations Manila Marriott Hotel
Signing Ceremony Manila Marriott Hotel
Preparatory Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ministerial Meeting (Prep-RCEP MM) Manila Marriott Hotel
Launching of the Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity MPAC 2025 Videos Manila Marriott Hotel
Special Gala Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN SMX Convention Center
13 November Opening Ceremony of 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Cultural Center of the Philippines
31st  ASEAN Summit (Plenary) Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) PICC
5th ASEAN-U.S. Summit to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations PICC
20th ASEAN-China Summit PICC
19th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit PICC
20th ASEAN-Japan Summit PICC
ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Leaders; Interface with the East Asia Business Council PICC
9th Mekong-Japan Summit PICC
9th ASEAN-UN Summit PICC
14 November 20th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit PICC
ASEAN-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit PICC
ASEAN-EU 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit PICC
Lunch Hosted by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Honor of East Asia Summit Heads of State/Government and Guests of the Chair PICC
12th East Asia Summit PICC
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit PICC
15th ASEAN-India Summit PICC
Signing Ceremony of the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers PICC
Closing Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits and Handing-over of the ASEAN Chairmanship to the Republic of Singapore PICC
Press Conference by Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Chairman of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits PICC
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