IMPACT Forum, Nonthaburi, Thailand
November 3, 2019
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders posed for a group photo during the Opening Ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits held at Nonthaburi, Thailand.
In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o–cha of Thailand emphasized the importance of an ASEAN Community that is peaceful, prosperous, people-centered, leaves no one behind, and promotes sustainability in all dimensions while enhancing cooperation with its external partners.
During the program proper, an awarding ceremony of this year’s ASEAN Prize to Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, founder of the Mercy Malaysia, also took place. The Malaysian awardee was recognized for her leading role in various humanitarian missions and disaster management in the ASEAN region.
This year’s theme of the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits is ‘Advancing Partnership for Sustainability’.
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