Jihadi radicalisation and terrorism will dominate proceedings at the ASEAN Summit at Manila as heads of nations and important world leaders start arriving in the Philippines capital.
Besides these issues, a section of opinion makers and media in Philippines say North Korean nuclear problem will be another major issue that would be debated during ASEAN Summit, ASEAN-India and also East Asia Summit.
These issues are also expected to figure prominently at the various bilateral talks expected to take place between global leaders.
Prime Minister Narenda Modi is scheduled to arrive on Sunday and the 15th ASEAN-India summit will be held in the afternoon of November 14.
“I think after ASEAN, a lot of things I’m looking forward to will happen because it's basically the two countries building bridges stronger,” Philippine-India Business Council chairman Johnny Chotrani has been quoted as saying in the The Manila Times.
The Rohingya refugee dispute too can figure at the deliberations.
However, the Philippines, which is holding the chair of ASEAN and the host nation has indicated that will leave it up to Myanmar if it would want to raise the Rohingya crisis in discussions at the ASEAN Leaders' Summit and other related meetings.
Ms Suu Kyi's participation in the ASEAN meeting comes amid growing criticism of human rights violations committed against Rohingya refugees in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
The US lawmakers have already proposed sanctions against Myanmar's military.