Cambodia To Sign Agreement to Grant Privileges and Immunities to ARMAC

The Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) will sign the Agreement on Hosting and Granting Privileges and Immunities to the ARMAC, pointed out a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) AKP received this afternoon.

The signing ceremony will take place tomorrow at the ARMAC's Headquarters in Phnom Penh and H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister and Minister of MFAIC, and H.E. Michael Tan, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Cambodia, in his capacity as Chairman of the Steering Committee of ARMAC, will be the signatories, it added.

The signing will be witnessed by members of the ARMAC Steering Committee, representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat, and representatives from the Embassies of all ASEAN Member States in Phnom Penh, it said.

According to the press release, this Agreement is the key legal instrument that embodies the Kingdom of Cambodia's commitment and support to ARMAC, as the host country to the ARMAC Headquarters. It sets out the duties and responsibilities of the parties as well as the privileges and immunities, granted by the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to ARMAC to enable it to perform its functions and operations effectively.

The establishment of ARMAC Headquarters in Cambodia was the initiative of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, during the country's Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2012. ARMAC is currently serving as a leading centre of excellence in mine action to assist interested ASEAN Member States in research, knowledge sharing and raising awareness of the effects of explosive remnants of war (ERW) and encourage efforts to address them.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press