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Federica Mogherini participates in 50th anniversary celebration of ASEAN and meets President Duterte and Foreign Minister Cayetano of the Philippines

9 August 2017



The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, participated today in the Grand Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN. The celebration concluded a three-day visit in which the High Representative/Vice-President has co-chaired the EU-ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference, participated in the ASEAN Regional Forum, and held bilateral meetings in the margins.

The High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini met with the hosts of this year ASEAN Regional Forum, President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, and with the Foreign Minister of the Philippines, Alan Cayetano. She thanked the Foreign Minister for the good cooperation with the European Union under his country's chairmanship of ASEAN. The two discussed bilateral relations related to human rights, trade, development cooperation, and the final ratification of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.