Xi, other APEC leaders leave Manila
MANILA, Philippines – Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders who left Manila shortly after the summit ended on Thursday, November 19.
Xi, the first Chinese president to pay a visit to the Philippines in 10 years, waved to the crowd at Manila's international airport before boarding his plane late Thursday afternoon. (READ: Xi in Manila as PH, China downplay sea row)
Other leaders set to leave on Thursday are the following:
- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
- Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
- Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha
- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto
- Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang
- Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung
- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso
The rest are scheduled to leave on Friday, November 20, including President Benigno Aquino III and US President Barack Obama who are both headed to Kuala Lumpur for the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. Obama will take part in the 3rd ASEAN-US Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit.
Many other APEC leaders will also take part in the Kuala Lumpur meetings. – Rappler.com
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