Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN
Brunei Darussalam
7 October 2013

Ambassador Elizabeth Buensuceso is the country’s third Permanent Representative to ASEAN since the establishment of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) in 2009. She succeeded H.E. Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta whose tour of duty ended last year.

Prior to her appointment, Ambassador Buensuceso was the Assistant Secretary of the Office of European Affairs in the Department of Foreign Affairs (2011-2013), Ambassador of the Philippines to Norway, Denmark and Iceland (2008-2011) and Ambassador to Lao PDR (2004-2008).

She stresses the Philippines’ active involvement and notable contributions in the regional bloc meeting, as well as the possible topics that President Benigno S. Aquino III will be raising in the 23rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Brunei Darussalam.

The Ambassador also discussed what needs to be done in order to realise the ASEAN Community in two years and the future direction of the region beyond 2015.

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