Close  

Aquino key speaker at risk meet

/ 07:40 AM June 02, 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III . GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–President Aquino will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the two-day Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on June 4, Secretary Herminio Coloma said Sunday over government radio.

Coloma said the ASEM Manila Conference was expected to come out with a “Tacloban Declaration” which would be Manila’s contribution to new international policies and principles on disaster risk reduction and management.

ADVERTISEMENT

ASEM delegates will visit Tacloban City prior to the conference. They will meet with local officials and civic leaders.

An estimated 150 senior national and local government officials, scientists, academicians, policy makers, industry and business executives, civil society leaders and representatives of regional and international organizations from 36 countries in Asia and Europe are expected to attend the meeting.

Also expected are Kristalina Georgeva, European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Margela Wahlstrom and Vietnamese Vice Minister for Agriculture Hoang Van Tang.

The ASEM conference is a Philippine initiative which President Aquino announced during the 9th ASEM Summit in Vientiane, Laos, on Nov. 5, 2012.–Christine O. Avendaño 

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), Benigno Aquino III, conferences, disaster risk reduction and management
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.