(Eagle News) — In this picture provided by the Presidential Communications Operations Office, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen holding up the commemorative T-shirt he received during the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on November 2.
The MOU was aimed at boosting the sport in the ASEAN countries through FIFA’s Football for Schools program.
Duterte is flanked by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Also seen in the picture are Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
Early this year, the regional bloc expressed interest in a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2034.