Visit Of PM Lee Hsien Loong To Manila, The Philippines for the 31st Asean Summit and Related Summits, 12 to 14 November 2017

Prime Minister's Office | 12 November 2017


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be in Manila, the Philippines, from 12 to 14 November 2017 to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. He will be accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Industry. Prime Minister Lee will also be accompanied by Mrs Lee Hsien Loong.

The ASEAN Leaders will take stock of the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, and discuss how to take ASEAN forward. They will also sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers and announce the official commencement of negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.

The ASEAN Leaders will exchange views on regional and international issues with their counterparts during the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Summit, the 12th East Asia Summit, and Summits with China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United Nations. They will also hold Commemorative Summits with Canada, the European Union, and the United States to mark the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN’s relations with these Dialogue Partners.

As Singapore will take on the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2018, Prime Minister Lee will deliver brief remarks at the Closing Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on 14 November 2017.

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean will be the Acting Prime Minister during Prime Minister Lee’s absence.

12 NOVEMBER 2017