MANILA, Philippines – One of the major event together with the ASEAN summit is the East Asia Summit that composes of 18 countries including Russia and United States.
The main topics for the meeting today among others include the review and future direction of the EAS, cooperation exchange of views on regional and international issues.
Duterte also pointed out that the terrorism recognizes no authority and has no boundary. So, it is important to formulate mechanism to fight it.
“This East Asia Summit with ASEAN at the helm is a mechanism by which strategic dialogues in the evolving regional security architecture takes place,” President Duterte said.
Cooperation established at the highest level will impact our pursuit of maintaining peace, security and prosperity of our regions. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump skipped the event but it read a statement before leaving at his scheduled flight.