Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2 April 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia past ten in the evening to attend and take part at the 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and the Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN.

Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia Noe Wong received and welcomed the President at the airport together with Secretaries Cesar Purisima (Finance), Gregory Domingo (Trade and Industry), and Mar Roxas (Transportation and Communication), who are part of President Aquino’s delegation.

In an earlier interview, Ambassador Wong said, the discussions of the ten (10) leaders of ASEAN will revolve around its purpose of attaining One ASEAN Community, which is composed of three (3) pillars: the ASEAN Political Security Community, the Economic Community and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. This year’s summit will also discuss the initiatives and action plans that address current issues and concerns of the region.

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