Off the agenda at the Asean summit, the indigenous child's dance


Off the agenda at the Asean summit, the indigenous child's dance

The summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations, ASEAN opened yesterday in Melbourne with a tender unscheduled event. After the ritual photo of all the leaders who attended Melbourne, an indigenous Australian child – apparently 3 or 4 years old – barefoot and wearing black shorts, performed a dance in homage to the leaders and then, without being intimidated by the crowd of adults sitting behind him, he took center stage by running freely along the stage and catching the attention of the photographers.

In one of the shots, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seen chatting with the little boy, under the amused gaze of Laos Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone and also his Cambodian counterpart Hun Manet gives him a smile, while the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah seems don't care about the scene.

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese hosts leaders to celebrate 50 years of partnership between the ocean country and the regional organisation. During the special summit, the leaders expressed their willingness to denounce the use of force to resolve disputes in the region with an implicit reference to China.

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