ASEAN ministers gather in Cambodia to discuss environmental cooperation, haze pollution

Environment ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met here on Tuesday to discuss a number of environmental related issues and transboundary haze pollution, Xinhua news agency reported.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (15th AMME) and related meetings, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth said ASEAN could be considered as one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world.

“This year, many ASEAN countries experienced droughts, severe storms, floods and forest fires. Therefore, climate change and environmental related issues are not a responsibility of any single country, but it is, of course, our problem, our responsibility,” he said.

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