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From: "Lee, Carol" >
Date: September 7, 2016 at 10:33:04 PM GMT+7
To: "Gabriel, Brian A. Jr. EOP/WHO" >
Subject: Travel pool report #16
The leaders entered the room for the ASEAN dinner around 9:45pm, about an hour and 45 minutes late minutes late.
POTUS is seated between the prime minister of Vietnam and the sultan of Brunei. President Duterte was 6 seats from POTUS. He was seated next to Russia's Medvedev. They seemed to be hitting it off. Several times the clinked glasses of red wine. Medvedev was laughing at things Duterte said. None of which was audible to the pool.
The Lao prime minister delivered remarks. The acoustics weren't great and your pooler couldn't understand much of it. He did apologize for being late though.
Then the entertainment began on the stage. Women dressed in colorful ensembles were singing an ASEAN song.
POTUS was talking to his seat mates, watching the performance. Toward the end of the song POTUS got up and walked over to where Aung San Suu Kyi was sitting and said hello.
The entertainers moved into a song and dance routine. Pool was ushered out at 10:07pm.
Pool is holding.