Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the exclusive distributor and importer of Hyundai vehicles in the country, has announced that it will support the mobility needs of the delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) 50 Summit and the Asean Business and Investment Summit (Abis), which will takes place on November 12 to 15.

On that 4-day Summit, the Korean car maker will deploy 50 units of the 14-seat luxury van H350 which will serve as the official transport vehicle of the Asean 50 and Abis delegates.

“It is significant that ASEAN and Hyundai coincide in celebrating 50 years of their respective journeys toward sustainability and shared prosperity,” said HARI President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo. “It is even more significant that our paths should converge in the Philippines. It is a double honor to be part of this historic meeting of influential minds.”

The participation of Hyundai brand in the ASEAN 50 Summit signifies the Korean carmaker’s confidence in the buoyant investment climate in the ASEAN region and in the Philippines as a gateway to regional expansion.

Agudo further shared, “As the official distributor of Hyundai trucks and buses, we contribute to the success of local enterprises by introducing world-class commercial vehicles to the local business community. By investing in the Hyundai Assembly Center, Hyundai recognizes the rewards of fast tracking consumer access to our vehicles while spurring the development of the local parts manufacturing sector into an indispensable player in the regional automotive chain. And our partnership with the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity puts Hyundai at the forefront of biodiversity conservation in ASEAN.”