22 November 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III joined his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in holding the 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) with the Heads of State/Government from Australia, People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the Russian Federation, United States of America, and the United Nations Secretary-General.
The leaders discussed the importance of the EAS as a Leaders-led Forum for strategic dialogue and cooperation on political, security, economic and social issues of common regional concern, and a range of complex challenges facing the region.
The EAS mandate is to enhance cooperation in its priority areas such as finance, environment, energy, education, global health issues and pandemic diseases, disaster management, and ASEAN Connectivity.
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