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Philippines committed to building strong, resilient ASEAN: Duterte

2017-11-15 10:24:00       source:Xinhuanet

November 14, 2017

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that his country remained committed to building a strong and resilient Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Duterte, whose country is the chair of ASEAN this year, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN for 2018 to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

"We remain committed to building a strong and resilient ASEAN Community. Our next 50 years will require deeper efforts on the next 3Cs: Community, Centrality, and Connectivity if we are to realize our ASEAN Vision by 2025," Duterte said at the end of a two-day ASEAN summit.

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