The 5th Meeting of the Steering Committee of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) was held on 27 February 2018 in Phnom Penh, 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. The meeting was also attended by members of the ARMAC Steering Committee comprised of delegates from all ASEAN Member States, and the Executive Director of ARMAC.
The meeting was opened by H.E. Mr. Michael Tan, where he highlighted the key focus areas of Singapore’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in developing the foundation and administrative system of ARMAC, and how it would translate into priorities and outcomes for ARMAC. The meeting also discussed the continuing progress of ARMAC’s operationalization, including a review of the Center’s current workplan, budget and upcoming activities.
Before the meeting, H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and H.E. Michael Tan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to Cambodia and current Chair of the ARMAC Steering Committee, signed the Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) on Hosting and Granting Privileges and Immunities to ARMAC. The Agreement is the key legal instrument that embodies the Kingdom of Cambodia’s commitment and support to ARMAC, as the host country tothe ARMAC Headquarters. It sets out the duties and responsibilities of the parties as well as the privileges and immunities, granted by the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to ARMAC to enable it to perform its functions and operations effectively.
(ARMAC 27 Feburary 2018)