Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
May 11, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. engaged with his fellow Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the 42nd ASEAN Summit Retreat Session at the Meruorah Komodo Convention Center in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia.

The Chief Executive, along with his ASEAN counterparts, held a closed-door meeting in the Retreat Session to engage in constructive dialogues and exchange views on pressing issues concerning the region.

Prior to the Retreat Session, ASEAN Leaders posed for the traditional ASEAN family photo to commemorate the historic occasion.

Established in 1967, the taking of the ASEAN family photo has been a tradition that symbolizes the unity and cooperation among the 10 Member States, showcasing their commitment to working together towards regional integration, peace and prosperity.

It has since become an iconic symbol of ASEAN’s collective efforts towards regional development and cooperation. Under Indonesia’s ASEAN Chairmanship, Leaders of the ASEAN Member States and their partner countries are scheduled to convene for the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Jakarta on September 2023.

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