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02/02/2018: PH AMBASSADOR FETES FELLOW ASEAN DIPLOMATS IN WASHINGTON

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-06-2018
2 February 2018

(L-R) Second Secretary Izzat Hayati Zakaria (Brunei Darussalam); H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri (Singapore); H.E. Aung Lynn (Myanmar); Mdm. Kay Thi Kyi Wynn (Myanmar); H.E. Jose Manuel G. Romualdez (Philippines); H.E. Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique (Malaysia); H.E. Budi Bowoleksono (Indonesia); H.E. Pham Quang Vihn (Viet Nam); H.E. Mai Sayavongs (Lao PDR); and Minister Counselor Vorapun Srivoranart (Thailand)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez hosted a dinner in honor of the ASEAN Ambassadors to the US on 1 February 2018 at his official residence.

The Ambassadors of Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam and Lao PDR, as well as representatives of the Embassies of Brunei Darussalam and Thailand, were treated to an evening of lively conversations, Philippine-inspired cuisine, and soft piano music.

The animated discussions were held over a full course meal prepared by Philippine resident chef Abbie Mateo. Ms. Erlinda Lachica, a Filipino pianist based in Baltimore, played light classical music and Filipino kundiman throughout the evening.

In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Romualdez thanked his fellow ASEAN diplomats for supporting the Philippine Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017 and for extending a warm reception to him. He also said that he was looking forward to building good working relationships and lasting friendships among them.

Singaporean Ambassador to the US Ashok Kumar Mirpuri expressed appreciation on behalf of the guests. Singapore is the Chair of ASEAN for 2018. ###

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-11-2018
02 February 2018

(L-R) H.E. Mai Sayavongs (Lao PDR); H.E. Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique (Malaysia); H.E. Budi Bowoleksono (Indonesia); Mdm. Kay Thi Kyi Wynn (Myanmar); and Minister Rosanna Villamor-Voogel (Philippines)

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-12-2018
02 February 2018

(L-R) H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri (Singapore); H.E. Jose Manuel G. Romualdez (Philippines); H.E. Pham Quang Vihn (Viet Nam); and Minister Counselor Vorapun Srivoranart (Thailand)

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-13-2018
02 February 2018

(L-R) Second Secretary Izzat Hayati Zakaria (Brunei Darussalam); Minister Counselor Vorapun Srivoranart (Thailand); Mdm. Kay Thi Kyi Wynn (Myanmar); and Deputy Chief of Mission Patrick A. Chuasoto (Philippines)