(Eagle News) — United States President Donald Trump is set to visit the Philippines in November.
The announcement was made by Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., Director-General for Operations of the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council on Wednesday, April 18.
“As of now, President Trump, for instance, when President Duterte called him up to congratulate him, had already indicated that he is coming in November. At least verbally, he said he is coming,” Paynor said.
The US President is among the 14 heads of state expected to attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Nov. 13-14 in the country.
According to Tourism Director for Central Luzon Ronnie Tiotuico, aside from the leaders of the other 10 ASEAN member-countries, leaders from Australia, China, New Zealand, and Russian president Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-Ahn are expected to attend the ASEAN Summit.
However, it is still not sure if Chinese President Xi Jingping will grace the event.
Tiotuico also said that they are expecting some 4,000 people in the event.