UN chief in PH to attend ASEAN Summit

UN CHIEF. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres arrives in the Philippines. Photo from UN Facebook Page

UN CHIEF. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres arrives in the Philippines.

Photo from UN Facebook Page

MANILA, Philippines – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in the Philippines for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit on November 13-14.

Guterres arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday morning, November 12. He was welcomed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. 

He is among the dialogue partners of the ASEAN countries who will participate in the gathering. These include European Council President Donald Tusk and leaders from non-ASEAN countries.

 

President Rodrigo Duterte has previously cursed the international organization because of UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard’s criticism of his war against drugs. – Rappler.com

Patty Pasion

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