18 May 2017

News Story: Turkey, Mongolia seek to join Asean

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Turkey and Mongolia have expressed interest in joining the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) and their leaders have asked President Duterte to pave the way for their entry into the regional group. 

The President said that he had separate talks with both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mongolian Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum held recently in Beijing, China. 

“They also want to join ASEAN,” the President said upon arrival before dawn yesterday at the Davao International Airport after his trips to Cambodia, Hong Kong and China. 

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