CO-CHAIRS SUMMARY REPORT
ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relife Exercise (ARF DiRex) 2013
Initial Planing Conference/Site Survey (IPC/SS)
Bangkok & Cha-Am, Thailand, 14-16 January 2013
The ARF DiREx 2013 Initial Planning Conference (IPC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-16 January 2013. The Conference was co-chaired by Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot, Director-General, Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand and Ms. OH Young Ju, Deputy Director-General, Development Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea.
Representatives from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam attended the Conference. Representatives of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the ASEAN Secretariat were also present.
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