On 08 December 2022, the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) convened its 20th Steering Committee (SC) Meeting at the ARMAC Permanent Secretariat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. H.E. Mr. Ung Rachana, in his capacity as 2022 Chair of ARMAC Steering Committee led the discussions. ARMAC Chair thanked SC and ARMAC Permanent Secretariat for the cooperation and efforts extended during Cambodia’s chairmanship. During the meeting, ARMAC Executive Director Mr. Prum Suonpraseth reported on the accomplishments made during the year, as well as remaining deliverables for the year. During the meeting, SC members took note with appreciations of the achievements made by ARMAC since its establishment, and approved the proposed 2023 budget and the workplan.
In his closing remarks, outgoing ARMAC Chair conveyed his appreciation to all SC Members for their excellent cooperation and support during Cambodia’s Chairmanship. The meeting also welcomed the incoming ARMAC Chair H.E. Mr. Sudirman Haseng, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia from the Government of Indonesia who will assume the chairmanship effective 1 January 2023.
The meeting was attended by 27 representatives from the ASEAN Capitals and Embassies in Cambodia. This was the last meeting in 2022 under Cambodia’s Chairmanship.