| Abdul Hakiim Yakof |
A WELCOMING dinner hosted for Asean ministers responsible for disaster management and delegates attending the third Conference of the Parties to the AADMER, and second Asean Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management was held last night at the Member’s Grill and Lounge of The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Jerudong.
The dinner’s host was Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, who said that over the past three days senior officials have been working to prepare topics of discussion for the ministerial-level meeting.
“We must be prepared for this meeting’s issues such as the challenges that come with natural disasters, emotional trauma, loss of property and human life, the recovery that has to take place and trying to mitigate its harmful impact”.
Also present was Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Pehin Datu Seri Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, ambassadors and high commissioners across Asean posted to Brunei Darussalam, permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries from the Ministry of Home Affairs.