1. The 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) and the 5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM) were convened as a joint session in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR on 19 October 2017. The Meeting was opened by H.E. Dr. Bounthong Chitmany, Deputy Prime Minister of Lao PDR, followed by activities in commemoration of the 2017 ASEAN Day for Disaster Management. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Kampheng Saysompheng, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare of Lao PDR. The Meeting was attended by Ministers in charge of disaster management, representatives from all ASEAN Member States and the Secretary-General of ASEAN.
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