Cambodia Hosts Regional Seminar on Full and Effective Operationalisation of ARMAC

Cambodia is hosting a Regional Seminar on Full and Effective Operationalisation of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) in Siem Reap province on April 22-23.

Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC), with the support of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) 2.0, the event is held under the theme Enhancing Regional Efforts in Addressing ERW through Integrated Approach.

According to a press release of MFA-IC, the regional seminar aims at promoting regional cooperation within ASEAN to fully operationalise the ARMAC as well as enhancing cooperation among relevant regional and international organisations in effectively addressing and eliminating mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the region.

The event will be opened under the presidency of H.E. Kan Pharidh, Secretary of State for MFA-IC as Cambodia's Representative and Vice-Chair of ARMAC Steering Committee. More than 100 participants from all ten ASEAN Member States, ARMAC, the ASEAN Secretariat, Japan, and relevant regional and international organisations as well as NGOs involving with landmine clearances, ERW and demining activities, have been invited to attend the seminar.

H.E. Norng Sakal, Under-Secretary of State for MFA-IC, will address the closing ceremony, which will be concluded with the adoption of key recommendations on how to promote regional cooperation for full and effective operationalisation of ARMAC.

A field trip to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)'s Peace Museum of Mine Action will also be arranged for all delegates to see achievements, experiences and efforts of the Royal Government of Cambodia in addressing landmines and ERW.

ARMAC's online source shows that it is a centre of excellence under the ASEAN Security Cooperation to encourage the efforts to address ERW for interested ASEAN Member States. Inaugurated on May 25, 2016, this centre aims to collectively tackle the humanitarian aspects of the landmines and ERW through an integrated approach of experiences sharing, skills training and other capacity building activities.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

Cambodia Hosts Regional Seminar on Full and Effective Operationalisation of ARMAC

Cambodia is hosting a Regional Seminar on Full and Effective Operationalisation of the ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) in Siem Reap province on April 22-23.

Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC), with the support of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) 2.0, the event is held under the theme Enhancing Regional Efforts in Addressing ERW through Integrated Approach.

According to a press release of MFA-IC, the regional seminar aims at promoting regional cooperation within ASEAN to fully operationalise the ARMAC as well as enhancing cooperation among relevant regional and international organisations in effectively addressing and eliminating mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the region.

The event will be opened under the presidency of H.E. Kan Pharidh, Secretary of State for MFA-IC as Cambodia's Representative and Vice-Chair of ARMAC Steering Committee. More than 100 participants from all ten ASEAN Member States, ARMAC, the ASEAN Secretariat, Japan, and relevant regional and international organisations as well as NGOs involving with landmine clearances, ERW and demining activities, have been invited to attend the seminar.

H.E. Norng Sakal, Under-Secretary of State for MFA-IC, will address the closing ceremony, which will be concluded with the adoption of key recommendations on how to promote regional cooperation for full and effective operationalisation of ARMAC.

A field trip to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC)'s Peace Museum of Mine Action will also be arranged for all delegates to see achievements, experiences and efforts of the Royal Government of Cambodia in addressing landmines and ERW.

ARMAC's online source shows that it is a centre of excellence under the ASEAN Security Cooperation to encourage the efforts to address ERW for interested ASEAN Member States. Inaugurated on May 25, 2016, this centre aims to collectively tackle the humanitarian aspects of the landmines and ERW through an integrated approach of experiences sharing, skills training and other capacity building activities.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press