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01 Jun
ARMAC had the honor of hosting a pivotal meeting with esteemed representatives from Mission of the People’s Republic of China, led by Her Excellency Mme. Hou Yanqi
Today, we had the honor of meeting with the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC), led by Lt. Gen. Nattawut Sabyeroop, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, represented by Karin Kunjara Na Ayudhya, First Secretary, at the TMAC Headquarters. The meeting was also attended by representatives from the Thailand Civilian Deminer Association (TDA), Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), and the Golden West Foundation.
This meeting was an excellent opportunity to discuss the impressive progress made by TMAC in demining operations and ensuring the safety of communities across Thailand. We deeply appreciate TMAC’s dedication and achievements, which serve as an inspiration for the entire region.
At ARMAC, we are committed to supporting TMAC’s ongoing efforts through enhanced collaboration. By providing targeted assistance in capacity building, technical support, and facilitating the exchange of best practices among ASEAN member states and beyond, we aim to strengthen our collective impact and work towards a safer, mine-free future.
We are grateful for their warm hospitality and the support they have extended to ARMAC.
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14 May
Our Executive Director Rothna Buth and Chanthana Sengthong, Project Manager, were grateful for the opportunity to meet with Mr. Park Yoonjoo, Minister of the Republic of Korea Mission to ASEAN
At Jakarta, Indonesia, our Executive Director Rothna Buth and Chanthana Sengthong, Project Manager, were grateful for the opportunity to meet with Mr. Park Yoonjoo, Minister of the Republic of Korea Mission to ASEAN, and Mr. Lee Sangmin, Team Leader of ASEAN-Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF), along with Mr. Anggiet Ariefianto AKPMT Focal point and Mr. Myeongseon Ha, for a truly enlightening discussion. Their presence exemplified the profound commitment of the ROK Mission to our shared goals.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the ROK Mission for their steadfast support and unwavering dedication to enhancing victim assistance in the ASEAN Member States (AMS). Through their generous funding, countless lives have been touched and transformed, embodying the spirit of compassion and solidarity.
The “Enhance Victim Assistance Programme in the ASEAN Member States,” made possible by the ROK Mission’s visionary contributions, stands as a testament to their belief in the power of collective action. Each initiative funded by the ROK Mission is a beacon of hope, illuminating pathways to healing and resilience for those affected by conflict and disaster.
As we forge ahead, let us reaffirm our shared commitment to building a more inclusive and compassionate ASEAN. Together with the ROK Mission, we can continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and communities, fostering a brighter future for all.
Thank you, ROK Mission, for your unwavering partnership and friendship. Your support is not just funding projects; it’s transforming lives and shaping a more hopeful tomorrow for ASEAN.
14 May
We are greatful to meet with the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) team, represented by Mr. Kitayama Seigo, Second Secretary of the Mission of Japan-ASEAN
Today, we are greatful to meet with the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) team, represented by Mr. Kitayama Seigo, Second Secretary of the Mission of Japan-ASEAN, and Ms. Satouchi Mai, Special Staff. Alongside them were Mr. Naoki MINAMIGUCHI, Director of the JAIF Management Team (JMT), and Mr. Naoki Minamiguchi, JMT’s Director. It was truly inspiring to reflect on the profound impact of our collaboration!
We want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to JAIF for their unwavering support and dedication to the ASEAN community. Through their generosity and vision, countless lives in ASEAN Member States (AMS) have been touched and transformed.
From enhancing awareness programs on the dangers of mines and explosive remnants of war to promoting sustainable development and resilience, JAIF’s contributions have left an indelible mark on our region. Each initiative funded by JAIF is a beacon of hope, empowering communities, and fostering a brighter future for generations to come.
As we continue our journey together, let us reaffirm our commitment to collaboration, innovation, and positive change. Together, we can overcome any challenge and build a safer, more prosperous ASEAN for all. Thank you, JAIF, for your enduring partnership and friendship.
09 May
The Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, graciously hosting our Executive Director in Jakarta
We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, for graciously hosting our Executive Director in Jakarta and for his unwavering support of ARMAC’s mission. His valuable advice on strategic planning and other areas will guide us in our efforts to make a lasting impact. We look forward to our continued collaboration with ASEAN in creating a safer, more secure region.
10 Apr
ARMAC had the honor of hosting a pivotal meeting with esteemed representatives from Mission of the People’s Republic of China, led by Her Excellency Mme. Hou Yanqi
This week, ARMAC had the honor of hosting a pivotal meeting with esteemed representatives from Mission of the People’s Republic of China, led by Her Excellency Mme. Hou Yanqi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ASEAN, alongside Mr. Ma Xiaohui, Counsellor, and Mr. Chen Peng, Third Secretary. Our discussions were rich and productive, focusing on enhancing our partnership and advancing our shared objectives of peace and prosperity across the region.
We delved into various topics that underscored the importance of cooperation, innovation, and collective efforts towards improving safety and sustainable development. The potential for impactful collaborative projects is immense, and we are enthusiastic about the positive changes we can bring to communities affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance.
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to our distinguished partners for their unwavering and generous support. Your ongoing commitment to our shared goals is truly commendable and invaluable. It is with this spirit of collaboration that we can continue to work towards our goal of a safer future for all.
09 Apr
ARMAC had the privilege of hosting an enriching meeting with our esteemed counterparts from the European Union
ARMAC had the privilege of hosting an enriching meeting with our esteemed counterparts from the European Union. The dialogue, graced by the presence of Ambassador Sujiro Seam of the EU to ASEAN, Ambassador Igor Driesmans to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Mr. Tihamér CZIKA, Deputy Head of the EU Mission, centered around strengthening the EU-ASEAN cooperation relationship as outlined in the Plan of Action 2023-2027. Our conversation spanned the critical peace-building initiatives and the collective efforts in addressing landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the ASEAN region. Looking ahead, we are excited about the prospect of a minefield visit, which underscores our commitment to practical understanding and action.
Moreover, our discussions highlighted the multifaceted cooperation and support from 27 EU countries in mine action efforts, illustrating the power of collaboration in making a tangible difference. We extend our deepest gratitude to our EU partners for their valuable insights and look forward to the positive impact our joint efforts will undoubtedly bring to the ASEAN community.
29 Mar
The pleasure of meeting with Mr. SHIBASAKI Daisuke, the esteemed First Secretary in charge of ASEAN Affairs and Defense Matters from Japan
Today marks a significant moment as we had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. SHIBASAKI Daisuke, the esteemed First Secretary in charge of ASEAN Affairs and Defense Matters from Japan. It was an enriching dialogue that underscored our mutual commitment to advancing peace, innovation, and collaboration across the region.
We are immensely grateful for Japan’s ongoing partnership and support. As we discussed the exciting prospects of resuming collaborations and fostering long-term partnerships, it’s clear that the synergy between ARMAC and Japan is poised to embark on ventures that promise substantial impact, particularly in areas of innovation, technology, and excellence.
A special thank you to Mr. Shibasaki for his profound insights and significant contributions toward peace and stability in ASEAN. His remarkable work, including pivotal roles in ASEAN defense forums and meetings, continues to inspire and pave the way for meaningful cooperation.
Here’s to building a future that reflects our shared goals for a peaceful, prosperous, and secure region. Thank you, Japan, and thank you, Mr. Shibasaki, for your invaluable partnership and vision.
20 Mar
ARMAC was honored to host Mr. Markus Sautter, Deputy Sales Director of Vallon GmbH Germany, at our Permanent Secretariat
Today, ARMAC was honored to host Mr. Markus Sautter, Deputy Sales Director of Vallon GmbH Germany, at our Permanent Secretariat. This visit marks a significant step towards fostering international collaboration and sharing innovative solutions in the realm of mine and UXO detection.
A Meeting of Minds and Missions
During this meeting, we delved into discussions about our shared vision and the potential for collaboration between ARMAC and Vallon GmbH.
Planning for Impactful Workshops
One of the key highlights of our discussions was the joint planning of international workshops in several member states. These workshops are envisioned as platforms for sharing innovative detection technologies and best practices among affected countries. By doing so, we aim to build capacity, improve safety protocols, and accelerate progress towards a mine-free world.
15 Mar
ARMAC had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Matthew Allen, First Secretary at the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok, and Ms. Siritharin (Kaew) Chareonsiri
On March 14th, 2024, ARMAC had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Matthew Allen, First Secretary at the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok, and Ms. Siritharin (Kaew) Chareonsiri, Senior Development Programme Coordinator.
This gathering was a significant moment for us, as it offered an opportunity to review the support we have received from New Zealand and to discuss future opportunities for collaboration.
We took this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for New Zealand’s unwavering support to our sector. Their generous contributions have been instrumental in driving forward impactful initiatives and projects, providing both hope and inspiration to everyone involved.
New Zealand’s investment in our work is a clear demonstration of their commitment to making a real difference in the lives of those affected by mine action. Their support is the backbone of our efforts, enabling us to move forward with confidence and determination.
The prospect of future collaborations discussed during our meeting has filled us with optimism. Working together with New Zealand on innovative programs and projects promise to open new avenues for making a meaningful impact.
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Mr. Matthew Allen, Ms. Kaew Chareonsiri, and the entire team at the New Zealand Embassy for your dedication and support.
15 Mar
ARMAC had the honor of hosting a distinguished delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Indonesia
Today, we had the honor of hosting a distinguished delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Indonesia. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Jalal Mirzayev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Timor-Leste, and ASEAN and Mr. Musa Jafarov, Second Secretary. This courtesy visit marks a pivotal moment in fostering stronger ties and exploring potential collaborations between ARMAC and Azerbaijan, particularly in areas such as mine action and regional security.
Azerbaijan, a country celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and remarkable strides in socio-economic development, faces challenges such as landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). Despite these hurdles, Azerbaijan’s resilience and dedication to advancing peace and prosperity are evident.
Our dialogue today centered around the mission of ARMAC, identifying avenues for collaboration in mine action, and reinforcing our shared commitment to regional peace and stability. We explored how Azerbaijan’s engagement with ASEAN and its member states can be further enhanced, focusing on opportunities for technical assistance, capacity building, and policy development.
We are enthusiastic about the potential of our cooperation and look forward to making collective strides towards a safer and more secure region.
A heartfelt thank you to H.E. Mr. Jalal Mirzayev, Mr. Musa Jafarov, and the entire Azerbaijani delegation for a fruitful meeting.
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