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Highlights of the first day of the 31st ASEAN Summit

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 14 2017 04:25 AM | Updated as of Nov 14 2017 08:08 AM

World leaders gathered in Manila on Monday to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

The Summit, with the theme "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World," was packed with business conferences and meetings between world leaders. 

Some of the highlights of the first day of the Summit were the meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump, the signing of an agreement between ASEAN member-countries and China on the drafting of a South China Sea code, and the holding of day-long protests against Trump by left-leaning groups.

Dancers perform in front of the CCP Theater during the arrival of world leaders for the 31st ASEAN Summit in Pasay City on Monday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Dancers perform before world leaders on the opening day of the 31st ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/Pool

President Rodrigo Duterte with partner Honeylet Avanceña wait for world leaders before the opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Monday. Kj Rosales, Pool

Dancers perform before world leaders attending the opening ceremonies for the 31st ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/Pool

President Duterte speaks during the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, Monday. Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters

President Duterte shakes hands with US President Trump as world leaders attend the 31st ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Monday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

ASEAN leaders attend the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on Monday. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the presentation of an electric mass transport vehicle in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit, November 13, 2017. Dondi Tawatao, Reuters

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives with his aides for a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull alongside the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Monday. Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

President Duterte joins 10 leaders from the ASEAN member- countries during the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings at Philippine International Convention Center Main Lobby (PICC), Monday. Lino Santos, Pool

The convoy of US President Donald Trump arrives at the CCP Theater for the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Manila on Monday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Commuters watch as left leaning groups protest against US President Donald Trump in Manila, during the 31st ASEAN Summit. Mark Saludes, ABS-CBN News

Protesters march to the venue of the 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on Monday. Ted Aljibe, AFP

Protesters burn an effigy of US President Donald Trump, who is attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Monday. Erik De Castro, Reuters

A police officer is given with first-aid after a scuffle with protesters. Rob Reyes, ABS-CBN

Protesters from different groups are hit by water cannons as they clash with riot police while attempting to march towards the venue of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila on Monday. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Protesters burn a mock US flag at a protest in time during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila on Monday. Various protests were held throughout the day condemning the summit and the arrival of US President Donald Trump. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News