Twelfth East Asia Summit

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Twelfth East Asia Summit
Host countryPhilippines
DateNovember 13–14, 2017
Venue(s)Philippine International Convention Center
ParticipantsEAS members
FollowsEleventh East Asia Summit
PrecedesThirteenth East Asia Summit

The Twelfth East Asia Summit was held in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 13–14, 2017. The East Asia Summit is an annual meeting of national leaders from the East Asian region and adjoining countries.

Attending delegations

The heads of state and heads of government of the eighteen countries participated in the summit. A total of 14 of the 21 attendees had attended the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Đà Nẵng, Vietnam just two days prior (November 11), including the host of the summit, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Meanwhile, all of the attendees, except for one, had attended the related 31st ASEAN Summit in the same venue the day prior.

U.S. President Donald Trump initially planned to attend the summit, having already entered the venue, the Philippine International Convention Center, but left before the group photo due to a two-hour delay. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended in President Trump's place.


Guest invitees


  1. ^ Why the recent East Asia Summit was important for India, The Diplomat. November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ The 12th East Asia Summit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Holmes, Oliver (November 14, 2017). "Donald Trump skips East Asia Summit on final day of 12-day tour". The Guardian. Retrieved November 14, 2017.