One ASEAN One Response key to averting disasters

Partnerships have paved the way for swift actions and efficient response in the face of COVID-19 pandemic, said Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong yesterday at the virtual 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management (AMMDM) and 10th Conference of the Parties to AADMER (COP to AADMER) and Related Meetings, chaired by the Republic of Singapore.

While the scale and challenge of the outbreak in ASEAN is daunting, the minister said, “it is delightful to witness the continued growth and partnerships which will help prosper this region while at the same time building resilience of the ASEAN communities.

“Thus, it reflects this year’s theme, ‘Strengthening Partnerships and Innovation for Disaster Management in ASEAN’”.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin