Your Excellency, Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Chair of ASEAN in 2016,
Distinguished Foreign Ministers of the Governments of ASEAN,
Your Excellency, Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a pleasure to welcome you to United Nations Headquarters, as you warmly welcomed me to Vientiane earlier this month.