Comment-East Asia Summit in Manila

Many countries appreciated Trump’s gesture of extending another day to stay in Manila to attend the EAS

The East Asia Summit (EAS), hosted by the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, was held in Manila on 14 November. Besides twenty-one nations, the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres attended the meeting.

The Asia-Pacific hosts many regional initiatives. These include: Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)/Comprehensive Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Free Trade Area for Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), East Asia Summit (EAS), and ASEAN-Regional Forum (ARF).

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