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12th East Asia Summit
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam is attending the 12th East Asia Summit.
November 15th, 2017 | 10:48 AM | 1096 views
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a titah affirming his view that the East Asia Summit remains an important mechanism for strategic dialogue and cooperation. His Majesty also underscored the work of the East Asia Summit as significant in addressing the interests and concerns of the region. His Majesty made the titah at the 12th East Asia Summit which was held at the Philippines International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila.
The East Asia Summit began with an Opening Remarks by His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines as Chairman of ASEAN, in his speech, His Excellency welcomed all the East Asia Heads of State and Government to the Summit.
In the Summit, His Majesty looked forward to the finalization of the new Manila Plan of Action, which sets out practical ways for East Asia Summit member states to work together in finding solutions to common challenges. His Majesty noted that the work in the priority areas of the East Asia Summit complement the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, especially on environmental concerns and health matters. His Majesty urged relevant officials to collectively address these matters, including raising awareness on the issues, and enhancing preparedness in facing future challenges. Earlier, His Majesty attended a Luncheon hosted by the President of the Republic of the Philippines and Chairman of ASEAN in honour of the East Asia Summit Heads of State and Government and Guests of the Chair.
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