First-ever #ASEAN Summit to be livestreamed on Twitter, in collaboration with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

November 12, 2018 - 09:19
First-ever #ASEAN Summit to be livestreamed on Twitter, in collaboration with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SINGAPORE - MediaOutReach - 12 November 2018 - The33rd ASEAN Summit (and related Summits) are being held in Singaporefrom Tuesday, 13 November to Thursday, 15 November and Twitter is the bestplace to stay informed in real-time on what's happening at the region's biggestdiplomatic meetings this week. For thefirst time ever, the ASEAN Summit will be livestreamed on Twitter via theSingapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs' official Twitter account @MFAsg (


World leaderswill join the heads of Southeast Asian states in conversations on geopoliticaldevelopments, 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 anyonewho wants to better understand how the 10-member bloc will move forward, canjoin in the real-time ASEAN conversations on Twitter with the hashtags #ASEANand #ASEAN2018.These hashtags will also activate a special Twitter emoji depicting theofficial ASEAN 2018 logo:


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Theconversation on Twitter promises to be unforgettable with a high-powered listof political leaders coming to Singapore for #ASEAN2018. US Vice President MikePence (@VP),Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (@justintrudeau), India PrimeMinister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi), Japan PrimeMinister Shinzo Abe (@abeshinzo), South KoreaPresident Moon Jae-in (@moonriver365), AustraliaPrime Minister Scott Morrison (@scottmorrisonMP), and NewZealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) are amongthose to join Singapore Prime Minister and ASEAN Chairman Lee Hsien Loong (@leehsienloong),Malaysia Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (@chedetofficial), IndonesiaPresident Joko Widodo (@jokowi) and other leaders from theAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (@ASEAN). Follow them now on Twitterto hear directly from these world leaders.


First-ever livestreams of ASEANSummit on Twitter

Toshowcase the importance of the ASEAN region to a global audience, the Singaporegovernment (as the summit host) will livestream and live-Tweet key summitactivities listed below. Follow @MFAsg on Twitter now to be amongthe 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 theOpening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony:

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


Theanticipation is building up on Twitter, so why wait? Be part of the influentialTwitter conversation today using the #ASEAN or #ASEAN2018hashtags. Below are several Tweets related to the ASEAN Summit as the worldleaders make their way to Singapore, get ready for a week of meetings, andengage in digital diplomacy that will share the future of ASEAN in the yearsahead:


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Here are more Tweets from worldleaders, reporters, and political commentators:


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