Trump hails US ties with Asean, PH
‘ASEAN COUNTRIES ARE SATELLITES TO NO ONE’
US President Donald Trump commended President Rodrigo Duterte for his hosting of the 31st summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a forum that the billionaire real estate mogul said should remain “free and open.”
At the Asean-US dialogue on Monday, Trump deviated from his prepared speech and addressed Duterte
partner Honeylet Avanceña led the social events organized for spouses during in the sidelines of the regional meet.
On Monday, she accompanied the spouses including Rosmah Mansor of Malaysia, Ho Ching of Singapore and Naraporn Chan- o- cha of Thailand among others to the “Asean at 50: Power as Flow” exhibit commissioned by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
The exhibit showcased artifacts, images, and texts featuring the history of the Southeast Asian people who, for the past years, have excelled in trade, art, and culture.
Avancena will be giving boxes of world- renowned chocolate produced in Malagos, Davao City as her personal token to the spouses of the leaders.
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations join hands with US President Donald Trump at the 5th Asean-US summit.