The 7th Meeting of the Steering Committee of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) was held on 26 September 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Michael Tan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Kingdom of Cambodia and Chair of the ARMAC Steering Committee.
The meeting was also attended by members of the ARMAC Steering Committee from all ASEAN Member States and the Executive Director of ARMAC. In addition to updating on the progress of ARMAC’s continuing operationalisation, the meeting also discussed ARMAC’s future programmes and upcoming activities. UNDP, through its project Clearing for Results, sponsored the meeting.
In addition to the meeting, Steering Committee Members also had the opportunity to visit the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) Demining Unit 4 which includes the Peace Museum, Mine Detection Dog and Mine Detection Rat Training Sites. The visit aimed to give delegates a better understanding and appreciation for mine action and highlight its positive impacts. During the visit H.E. Mr. Heng Ratana, Director-General of CMAC, welcomed the delegates and generously offered his time to guide them through the museum and sites.