Duterte to join Asia-Europe Summit

Updated at 12:03 am Nov. 26, 2021

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will talk about rebuilding a resilient future when he attends virtually the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit this week, Malacañang said.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The ASEM summit from November 25 to 26 has the theme “Strengthening Multilateralism for Shared Growth.”

Duterte will join his counterparts from Asia and Europe in “an exchange of views on multilateralism, growth and sustainable development.”

“Duterte is scheduled to speak on Rebuilding a Resilient Future as well as on international and regional issues at the Second Plenary and Retreat Sessions of the Summit on November 26,” the Palace said.

The 13th ASEM Summit will be chaired by Cambodia.

“Hosting the ASEM13 reflects Cambodia’s commitment at its highest level to the advancement of multilateralism as much as its active engagement with the international community to tackle current and emerging global challenges,” Cambodia’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

During the two-day meeting, leaders will discuss the ASEM’s role in revitalizing multilateralism for global peace and stability in strengthening the rule-based trading system and in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth and developments as well as connectivity, it said.

They will also discuss the Covid-19 pandemic and socioeconomic recovery, which focuses on addressing issues caused by Covid-19, advancing post-Covid-19 socioeconomic recovery for shared growth and rebuilding a resilient future, it added.