Myanmar to host 2018 AMMTC meeting

By , on September 21, 2017


Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge Undersecretary Catalino Cuy on Monday welcomed the statement of Malacanang that the Rosenbauer fire trucks deal would push through, sans a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court. (Photo: DILG Philippines/ Facebook)
This was bared by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy. (Photo: DILG Philippines/ Facebook)

MANILA — Myanmar will host the 12th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crimes (AMMTC) in 2018.

This was bared by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy, also the Philippine government’s go-to person in the 11th AMMTC.

The official said the Philippines is honored to host the four-day event as it is taking an active part in the effort to neutralize transnational crimes, especially human trafficking.

The event started on Monday and ended on Thursday.

“We take pride in hosting this year’s AMMTC and the ASEAN Summit. We all recognize the magnitude and complexity of combating transnational crimes,” the DILG chief said.

Participating ASEAN member states are Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei.

Cuy said the 11th AMMTC also resulted in the adoption of terms of reference of the AMMTC to facilitate the regular cooperation and coordination in preventing and combating transnational crimes in the region.

In closing,the DILG chief said the outcomes of the 11th AMMTC and its related meetings showed the ASEAN’s common resolve to counter and combat transnational crimes through strength and cooperation.