11th Steering Committee Meeting of ARMAC

17 Dec

11th Steering Committee Meeting of ARMAC


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11th Steering Committee Meeting and Handover

On 17 December 2019, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) hosted the 11th Meeting of the Steering Committee, at ARMAC’s headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Panyarak Poolthup, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Cambodia and Chair of the Steering Committee of ARMAC. The meeting was also attended by representatives from all ten ASEAN Member States, the Executive Director of ARMAC, and the Permanent Secretariat.

This is the last Meeting – to be held in 2019 under Thailand’s Chairmanship, The Meeting reviewed ARMAC’s current progress in implementing its three-year workplan. In particular, the Meeting noted (i) the successful conclusion of ARMAC’s programme activities in 2019 such as regional trainings, workshops and seminars; (ii) the current implemented mine risk education project, funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF); and (iii) several other upcoming projects in 2020.

Early in the Meeting, Norwegian People’s Aid Myanmar gave a presentation on their supports in mine/explosive remnants of war action programme in the region.

The meeting was concluded with closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Panyarak Poolthup and handover of the 2019 Thailand Chairmanship to the 2020 Vietnam Chairmanship represented by H.E. Mr. Vu Quang Minh, Ambassador of Vietnam to Cambodia.

(ARMAC 17 December 2019)

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