Participation of President Benigno S. Aquino III
to the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20-22 November 2015


A day after successfully hosting the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the Philippines, President Benigno S. Aquino III proceeds to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits 2015.

One significant milestone for this year’s summit is the realization of the ASEAN Community as outlined in the ‘Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015.” It aims to “achieve uniformity of rules and procedures and seamless physical, infrastructural and people-to-people connectivity” among all ten ASEAN Member States.

Apart from the regional bloc summit, the 10 ASEAN Heads of State/Government will also meet with their fellow leaders from China, India, Japan, South Korea, United States of America and United Nations.

Likewise, the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits 2015 will see the signing of two documents, namely the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Community, and the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the ASEAN Community Vision 2025.

At present, ASEAN is the seventh largest economy in the world with a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$ 2.5 trillion.

The regional bloc was established on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. In the years that followed, its membership expanded to include Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.

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Activities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Coffee Meeting
with the Philippine Media
Closing Ceremony
of the 27th ASEAN Summit
7th ASEAN-United Nations Summit
17th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit
18th ASEAN-Japan Summit
Joint Statement on the Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership Negotiations
10th East Asia Summit
Signing Ceremony of the 2015
Kuala Lumpur Declaration
ASEAN-New Zealand 40th Anniversary
Commemorative Summit
Gala Dinner
3rd ASEAN-United States
of America Summit
ASEAN Plus Three Leaders Interface
with East Asia Business Council
18th ASEAN Plus Three Summit
13th ASEAN-India Summit
18th ASEAN China Summit
Signing of the ASEAN Convention
Against Trafficking in Persons
27th ASEAN Summit (Plenary)
Opening Ceremony
of the 27th ASEAN Summit
Arrival at Kuala Lumpur
Convention Centre (KLCC)
Arrival in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia