Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Asean News  >> Ties  >> Aquino flies to Brunei for ASEAN Summit
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs   8 October 2013  

Aquino flies to Brunei for ASEAN Summit

Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to arrive in Brunei Darussalam today, a day ahead of his participation to the 23rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings in Brunei Darussalam set for Oct. 9-10.

He will be flying straight from Bali, Indonesia, where he is currently attending the 21st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

Aquino is expected to depart from the Ngurah Rai International Airport at 2 p.m. and arrive in Bandar Seri Begawan around 4:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Spokesman Raul S. Hernandez had earlier said Aquino will be participating in nine summits in Brunei: the 23rd ASEAN Summit; 16th ASEAN-Japan Summit; 16th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit; 16th ASEAN-China Summit; and the 1st ASEAN-US Summit on Oct. 9; and the 16th ASEAN-plus three Summit; 8th East Asia Summit; the 11th ASEAN-India Summit; and the 5th ASEAN-UN Summit on Oct. 10.

Hernandez said that in the 23rd ASEAN Summit, discussions will revolve around “the ASEAN Community 2015 and beyond, ASEAN’s central role and external relations, and regional and international issues.”

“As fourth-time chair of the ASEAN, Brunei’s theme is ‘Our People, Our Future Together,’ which stresses the significance of the role of the ASEAN citizens in community building efforts in the areas of political-security, economic, and socio-cultural, and in realizing the vision of the ASEAN community by 2015,” Hernandez said.

“The Philippines continues to focus on the following advocacies: the support for micro-, small-, and medium enterprises to achieve sustainable growth with equity and facilitating free flow of goods; the safeguarding of vulnerable populations through social protection efforts; the deepening of engagement with our external partners and the maintenance of ASEAN centrality; and the adherence to the rule of law and maritime security and cooperation,” he added.

The Philippines will advocate the following: strengthening of economic relations through enhanced trade, investments, and tourism efforts; people-to-people connectivity environmental protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Aquino will also attend the Gala Dinner to be hosted by His Royal Highness Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Oct. 9.

He will also attend the closing ceremony and the handover of the ASEAN chairmanship of Brunei to Myanmar at the end of the summit.

Since the ASEAN Summits will tackle the management of maritime issues, Hernandez said that the Chief Executive is expected to maintain the country’s position “that the issues in the South China Sea should be resolved peacefully and through a rules-based approach under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.”

Meanwhile, President Aquino is inclined to attend next year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit to be hosted by China notwithstanding animosities between the two countries brought about by the brewing tensions in the West Philippine Sea, a government official said. (With a report from Roy C. Mabasa)

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories    8 October 2013 Subsribe Now !
• Secretary-General of ASEAN shares progress in the region at APEC 2013 Ministerial Meeting Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Advisory council gives five recommendations Asean Affairs Premium
• Customs collect $7.27bn in taxes
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• UN and APEC to collaborate with ASEAN on harmonising regional statistics on trade and tourism
• China seeks connectivity with ASEAN 
• ASEAN leaders to discuss high-level task force, monitoring haze at summit
• Aquino flies to Brunei for ASEAN Summit
Asean Analysis           7 October  2013 Advertise Your Brand
• Asean Analysis- October 7, 2013
Picking up the Pieces: Washington Cancels the President’s Asia Trip
• Asean Weekly:The Biweekly Update 4 October  2013
Asean Stock Watch     7 October  2013
• Asean Stock Watch-October 7, 2013 

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2021 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand