Philippines ready to chair ASEAN in 2026

September 5, 2023 - 3:34 PM
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Philippines' President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. prepares as he attends the plenary session of the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 5, 2023. (Reuters/Willy Kurniawan/Pool)

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Tuesday his country is ready to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2026, a year earlier than originally scheduled and replacing Myanmar.

He did not provide a reason for the change.