Sixteenth East Asia Summit

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Sixteenth East Asia Summit
Host countryBrunei
DateOctober 26–27, 2021
CitiesBandar Seri Begawan
ParticipantsEAS members
FollowsFifteenth East Asia Summit
PrecedesSeventeenth East Asia Summit

The Sixteenth East Asia Summit was held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on October 26–27, 2021. The East Asia Summit is an annual meeting of national leaders from the East Asian region and adjoining countries. EAS has evolved as forum for strategic dialogue and cooperation on political, security and economic issues of common regional concern and plays an important role in the regional architecture.

Attending delegations

The heads of state and heads of government of the seventeen countries participated in the summit. The host of the 2021 East Asian Summit is also the Chairperson of ASEAN, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. The summit was held through video conference.

ASEAN downgraded Myanmar's representation and did not allow the Prime Minister of Myanmar, Min Aung Hlaing, to participate in the summit due the 2021 coup d'état. Myanmar did not send any representatives.


Guest Invitees


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  2. ^ "Chairman's Statement of the 16th East Asia Summit". 28 October 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  3. ^ Ng, Eileen (16 October 2021). "ASEAN downgrades Myanmar presence in summit in major rebuke". AP News. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  4. ^ Bandial, Ain (16 October 2021). "ASEAN excludes Myanmar junta leader from summit in rare move". Reuters. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  5. ^ Wang, Philip (16 October 2021). "Myanmar junta 'extremely disappointed' over leader's exclusion from ASEAN summit". CNN. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  6. ^ Eileen Ng and Niniek Karmini (27 October 2021). "US, China, Russia Join Asia Summit Amid Regional Disputes". The Diplomat. Retrieved 27 October 2021.