MICC, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
12 November 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III was welcomed by Myanmar President U Thein Sein at the Opening Ceremony of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit that officially started at the Myanmar International Convention Center.

According to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, “2014 is the most important turning year deciding the achievement of the ASEAN Community, as well as the work on reviewing and strengthening ASEAN institutions.”

The leaders will have an in-depth discussion on the future directions of the ASEAN Community beyond 2015 and will be adopting the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration for the ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision in this regard.

Moreover, the Summit is set to adopt a Declaration on Strengthening the ASEAN Secretariat and Reviewing the ASEAN Organs that aims to “enhance the capacity, coordination and synergy of ASEAN institutions and mechanisms amidst the growing volume of community-building work and the fast changing regional landscape.”

The 25th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits take place from 12-13 November 2014.

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