Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR
5 November 2012

A gala dinner was hosted by Lao PDR President Choummaly Sayasone and Mrs. Keosaychay Sayasone to all the ASEM leaders as the first day of the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 9) came to a close. The event was held at the Don Chan Palace Hotel, a leading five-star hotel situated along the new promenade of Mekong River.

President Benigno S. Aquino III and the rest of the 52 Heads of State/Government/Delegation together with their spouses were welcomed by President Sayasone and Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong at the lobby area before being escorted to their respective seats at the Gala Dinner Hall of the hotel.

Cultural performances were staged to entertain the ASEM leaders as they had dinner.

The President wore a blue Lao silk shirt in the event.

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