Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte spoke at the closing ceremony of this year ASEAN Summit, and accepted the organizations 2017 chairmanship on behalf of the Philippines.
” The Philippines is ready and willing to steer snd guide the association but crucial to the realization of our goals is the cooperation and support of all ASEAN member states and our dialogue partners” .

The ASEAN Summit 2017 will be held in Manila, coinciding with the organizations 50th anniversary.

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