ASEAN Summit 2016: What Duterte will do in Laos

Paterno Esmaquel II
ASEAN Summit 2016: What Duterte will do in Laos
Highlights include the handing of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines on September 8

VIENTIANE, Laos – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is flying to Laos, on Monday, September 5, to attend a key regional summit – his first international meeting since he took office.

What’s on his schedule in Vientiane, Laos?

Below is the list of Duterte’s activities as indicated in the media briefing kit provided by the Philippine government.

Highlights include the handing of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines on September 8. (The Philippines is an hour ahead of Vientiane.)

Monday, September 5

  • Arrival in Vientiane, Laos

Tuesday, September 6

  • Opening ceremony, 1 to 1:35 pm
  • Launch of the Visit ASEAN@50, 1:35 to 1:40 pm
  • 28th ASEAN Summit (Plenary), 1:55 to 3:15 pm
  • Signing Ceremony of the ASEAN Declaration on One ASEAN, One Response: ASEAN Responding to Disasters as One in the Region and Outside the Region, 3:20 to 3:55 pm
  • ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, 4 to 4:30 pm
  • ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of ASEAN Youth, 4:40 to 5:10 pm
  • ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with ASEAN Business Advisory Council, 5:20 to 5:50 pm
  • Courtesy call on Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith
  • Welcome dinner hosted by Thongloun Sisoulith, prime minister of Laos and chairman of ASEAN 2016, and Madame Naly Sisoulith in honor of ASEAN heads of state/government and delegates, 8 to 9:30 pm

Wednesday, September 7

  • 29th ASEAN Summit (Retreat), 8:30 to 10 am
  • 19th ASEAN Summit to Commemorate the 26th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations, 10:15 to 11:15 am
  • 19th ASEAN-Japan Summit, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Lunch hosted by Thongloun Sisoulith, prime minister of Laos and chairman of ASEAN 2016, in honor of ASEAN heads of state/government and invited guests, 12:30 pm
  • 18th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, 1:30 to 2:30 pm
  • 19th ASEAN-Plus Three Summit, 2:45 to 4 pm
  • ASEAN-Australia Summit/First ASEAN-Australia Biennial Summit, 4:15 to 5:15 pm
  • 8th ASEAN-UN Summit, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Gala dinner hosted by Thongloun Sisoulith, prime minister of Laos and chairman of ASEAN 2016, and Madame Naly Sisoulith in honor of ASEAN and East Asia Summit heads of state and government, United Nations secretary general and delegates, 8 pm, 8 to 10 pm

Thursday, September 8

  • 14th ASEAN-India Summit, 9 to 10 am
  • 4th ASEAN-United States of America Summit, 10:15 to 11:15 am
  • 11th East Asia Summit, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Joint Leaders’ Statement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, 1:30 to 1:40 pm
  • Lunch hosted by Thongloun Sisoulith, prime minister of Laos and chairman of ASEAN 2016, in honor of ASEAN and East Asia Summit heads of state/government, United Nations Secretary General and delegates, 1:45 to 2:45 pm
  • Closing ceremony of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits and handing over of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines, 2:50 to 3:20 pm
  • Press conference by Thongloun Sisoulith, prime minister of Laos and chairman of ASEAN 2016, 3:20 to 3:50 pm
  • Departure from Vientiane, Laos

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Paterno Esmaquel II

Paterno R. Esmaquel II, news editor of Rappler, specializes in covering religion and foreign affairs. He obtained his MA Journalism degree from Ateneo and later finished MSc Asian Studies (Religions in Plural Societies) at RSIS, Singapore. For story ideas or feedback, email him at pat.esmaquel@rappler.com.