First-ever #ASEAN Summit to Be Livestreamed on Twitter, In Collaboration With Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 12 November 2018 - The 33rd ASEAN Summit (and related Summits) are being held in Singapore from Tuesday, 13 November to Thursday, 15 November and Twitter is the best place to stay informed in real-time on what's happening at the region's biggest diplomatic meetings this week. For the first time ever, the ASEAN Summit will be livestreamed on Twitter via the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs' official Twitter account @MFAsg (

World leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states in conversations on geopolitical developments, continuing progress on regional economic development and trade, and stronger regional socio-cultural identities. Business leaders, politicians, reporters and political commentators throughout the region, as well as anyone who wants to better understand how the 10-member bloc will move forward, can join in the real-time ASEAN conversations on Twitter with the hashtags #ASEAN and #ASEAN2018. These hashtags will also activate a special Twitter emoji depicting the official ASEAN 2018 logo:

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The conversation on Twitter promises to be unforgettable with a high-powered list of political leaders coming to Singapore for #ASEAN2018. US Vice President Mike Pence (@VP), Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (@justintrudeau), India Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi), Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (@abeshinzo), South Korea President Moon Jae-in (@moonriver365), Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison (@scottmorrisonMP), and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) are among those to join Singapore Prime Minister and ASEAN Chairman Lee Hsien Loong (@leehsienloong), Malaysia Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (@chedetofficial), Indonesia President Joko Widodo (@jokowi) and other leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (@ASEAN). Follow them now on Twitter to hear directly from these world leaders.

First-ever livestreams of ASEAN Summit on Twitter
To showcase the importance of the ASEAN region to a global audience, the Singapore government (as the summit host) will livestream and live-Tweet key summit activities listed below. Follow @MFAsg on Twitter now to be among the first to see what's happening at the #ASEAN Summit.

@MFAsg will livestream the following #ASEAN2018 events on Twitter:

  • Opening Ceremony: Tuesday 13 November, 1730 - 1800hrs SGT
  • Gala Dinner: Wednesday 14 November, 1900 - 2030hrs SGT
  • Closing Ceremony: Thursday 15 November, 1630 - 1700hrs SGT
  • Press Conference: Thursday 15 November, 1730 - 1800hrs SGT

@MFAsg will also be live-Tweeting the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony:

  • Opening Ceremony: Tuesday 13 November, 1730 - 1800hrs SGT
  • Closing Ceremony: Thursday 15 November, 1630 - 1700hrs SGT

The anticipation is building up on Twitter, so why wait? Be part of the influential Twitter conversation today using the #ASEAN or #ASEAN2018 hashtags. Below are several Tweets related to the ASEAN Summit as the world leaders make their way to Singapore, get ready for a week of meetings, and engage in digital diplomacy that will share the future of ASEAN in the years ahead:

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Here are more Tweets from world leaders, reporters, and political commentators:

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