LEADERS' MEETING. ASEAN leaders during the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, April 2017. Malacanang file photo
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines plays host to the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits this coming November 12-14, 2017.
The summit brings together not just the 10 leaders of the ASEAN nations, but also the leaders of its closest partners, such as the United States and China.
It also coincides with the grand celebration of the regional bloc's 50th anniversary.
Most of the events will take place at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila. The area encompassing the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will be on lockdown for security reasons.
Here is the schedule of the major summit-related events from November 12 to 14, 2017.
November 12, Sunday
Gala Dinner | 7 pm, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
November 13, Monday
Opening Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits | 9 am, CCP, Manila
31st ASEAN Summit (Plenary) | 10 am, PICC, Manila
ASEAN Leaders' Interface with ASEAN Business Advisory Council | 12 nn, PICC
5th ASEAN-US Summit | 1:15 pm, PICC
20th ASEAN-China Summit | 2:30 pm, PICC
19th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit | 3:45 pm, PICC
20th ASEAN-Japan Summit | 5 pm, PICC
ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Leaders' Interface with East Asia Business Council | 6:15 pm, PICC
9th Mekong-Japan Summit | 7 pm, PICC
9th ASEAN-UN Summit | 8 pm, PICC
November 14, Tuesday
20th ASEAN Plus Three Commemorative Summit | 9 am, PICC
ASEAN-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit | 10:15 am, PICC
ASEAN-EU 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit | 11:30 am, PICC
Lunch hosted by President Rodrigo Duterte, Chairman of ASEAN 2017, in honor of the East Asia Summit (EAS) Heads of State/Government and guests of the Chair | 12:30 pm, PICC
12th East Asia Summit | 1:30 pm, PICC
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit | 3:45 pm, PICC
15th ASEAN-India Summit | 5 pm, PICC
Signing ceremony of the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers | 6:15 pm, PICC
Closing Ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits and the handover of the ASEAN Chairmanship to the Republic of Singapore | 7 pm, PICC
Press Conference with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte | 8 pm, PICC