(Santiago, 02 August 2022) The Philippines officially took over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Santiago from Thailand for a six-month period during turnover ceremonies held at the Thai Ambassador’s Residence.

Some notable ACS activities under Thailand’s chairmanship included a luncheon hosted in honor of the Chilean Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola Noguera; a trip to Mr. Juan Sutil’s prune and walnut processing facilities in the southern part of Chile; and a charitable activity at Anadime, where children with special needs participated in a “tote bag painting workshop” featuring each ASEAN-member country’s national flower as their design of choice.

H.E. Ambassador Chanida Kamalanavin of Thailand hands over to incoming ACS Chair CDA Jim Tito B. San Agustin the symbolic gavel of ACS Chairmanship

The ASEAN Heads of Missions during the turnover ceremony (L-R): H.E. Ambassador Muhammad Anshor of Indonesia; H.E. Ambassador Abu Bakar Mamat of Malaysia; Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Jim Tito B. San Agustin of the Philippines; H.E. Ambassador Chanida Kamalanavin of Thailand; and H.E. Ambassador Pham Truong Giang of Vietnam

Among other activities during its chairmanship, the Philippines is set to host the 55th ASEAN Day Celebration to be held within the Chancery grounds on 08 August 2022. END