Ambassador Chiba’s Attendance to the AHA Center’s 10th Anniversary Partnership Forum
On 26 November 2021, H.E. CHIBA Akira, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Center)’s 10th Anniversary Partnership Forum and has sent the video message to the AHA Center. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi,Secretary-General of ASEAN, Commissioner Eric Yap Wee Teck, Chair of the Governing Board of the AHA Center, Mr. Lee Yam Ming, Executive Director of the AHA Center, Permanent Representatives to ASEAN, and Ambassadors of ASEAN dialogue partners.
In his Video Message, Ambassador Chiba mentioned that Japan has supported the AHA Center through the Japan-ASEAN Integration fund (JAIF) since its establishment and Japan consistently continues its strong support for the Center with the AHA Center’s Disaster Emergency Logistics System of ASEAN (DELSA), the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the AHA Center Executive (ACE) Programme and ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) programme. In addition to that, Ambassador Chiba announced that Japan and ASEAN will commemorate the 50th anniversary of friendship and cooperation in 2023 and Japan is determined to further promote cooperation with ASEAN in a wide range of fields, including disaster management.