ASEAN-US Summit - updates

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Duterte rejects Trump's invite to attend special U.S.-ASEAN summit

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte harks back to his rocky relationship with former US president Barack Obama, who criticized Duterte's drug war in a 2016 speech

FRIENDS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump share a light moment prior to their bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City in November 2017. Malacañang file photo

ASEAN foreign ministers agree to hold summit with Trump

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:14 PM

But Southeast Asian leaders will have the final say on whether or not they will attend the meeting scheduled to take place in March 2020

Trump, Duterte welcome Myanmar's vow to 'end the violence' vs Rohingya

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The calls for resolution of the conflict from the United States and the Philippines, comes after the Un Secretary-General also met with Aung San Suu Kyi and after the Rohingya issue was raised at the ASEAN Summit plenary

JOINT DISCUSSION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump engage in their first bilateral meeting. Presidential Photo

ASEAN discusses Rohingya, but avoids accountability

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:09 PM

While the plight of Rohingya was discussed at the ASEAN Summit plenary, analysts insist the brief mention of the minority group is far from enough as the regional bloc fails to address the human rights violations in Rakhine state

NOT ENOUGH. The plight of Rohingya was touched in slightly but analysts say the discussion was far from adequate. Photo from ASEAN Summit Opening

Trump vows U.S. commitment to ASEAN – then praises own gov't

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:14 PM

US President Donald Trump celebrated ASEAN's success and America's relationship with the regional bloc, but not without calling attention to how the US 'has been moving ahead really brilliantly' since he became President

COMMITMENT. US President Donald Trump vowed commitment the regional bloc. Photo from ASEAN plenary

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Sep 13, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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Duterte on skipping ASEAN-US Summit: A matter of principle

Sep 13, 2016 - 12:07 AM

The reason is not I do not like the Americans It is simply a matter of principle for me says President Duterte on why he skipped the ASEAN US Summit in Laos

'MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.' President Duterte speaks during one of his events in Malacañang Palace on September 12, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte skips ASEAN-US Summit in Laos

Sep 08, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr attends the ASEAN US Summit in Duterte s place

(L to R) Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Barack Obama, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak pose for group photos during the 4th ASEAN - US Summit in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

PH asserts rights over claim as China deploys missile in disputed sea

Feb 17, 2016 - 7:09 PM

We are also witnessing very aggressive actions by our big neighbor the world’s second largest economy and a nuclear power at that President Aquino says at a forum in Los Angeles

WORLD AFFAIRS. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech before the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel on February 16, 2016. Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino to raise South China Sea row at ASEAN-US summit

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED ASEAN leaders and US President Barack Obama are expected to discuss economic and security issues including the South China Sea dispute at the 2 day meeting in Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage California

'BOLD STEPS.' The Philippines and the United States vowed to conduct 'bold steps' to address the disputes on the South China Sea. Photo from Official Gazette