Philippines: Duterte delivers closing speech at ASEAN summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formally opened the 31-st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits. The opening ceremony, held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, formally begins rounds of talks among Southeast Asian leaders and leaders of the region's dialogue partners on a variety of pressing issues. Duterte began his speech with mention of the... Еще Marawi siege, a 5-month long crisis that laid waste to an entire city and claimed hundreds of lives. He apologized for beginning the day on such a somber note but said the Marawi conflict serves as a reminder to ASEAN and its partner countries.

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