Deputy Minister attends 6th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management

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Foreign ministers at the 6th ASEAN-AMMDM and 7th ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 4 October 2018. Photo: MNA

The 6th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM) and the 7th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (COP to AADMER were held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 4 October, and Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung and representatives from Myanmar were present.
During the meeting and conference, the ASEAN Ministers openly discussed for pacts on policies by the ministers, efforts from respective countries to improve Government-Public collaboration on the Disaster Management Work Programme, reduction of disaster losses in lives and in the social, economic and environmental assets by collaborating of private sectors, experts team and civil societies, accretion funding for disaster management, coordination on Emergency Response Operations and early restoration, upgrading the ability on disaster management of private sector and encouragement on the collaboration of private organizations to facilitate response in times of disasters.
The meeting was opened by H.E. Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Secretary-General of ASEAN H.E Dato Lim Jock Hoi. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Dato’ Seri Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail and co-chaired by Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung.
The Meeting was attended by Ministers in charge of disaster management, Secretary-General of ASEAN, representatives from all ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre).
The Ministers expressed confidence for the leadership of Myanmar as the forthcoming Chair of the ACDM, the Governing Board of the AHA Centre, the COP to AADMER and the AMMDM in 2019, and looked forward to the 7th AMMDM and the 8th Meeting of the COP to AADMER, scheduled in Myanmar in 2019.

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