Saturday, July 15, 2006

Asia commits to coatal, ocean sustainability

East Asian countries pledged to promote sustainable management and develpment of East Asia's seas at a conference in China this December.

A ministerial forum will be held from December 14 to 15 at the second East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress in Haikou City, Hainan province, China.

Participants will agree on policy changes in coastal and ocean sustainablity throughout the region. Environment ministers and senior officials from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, North Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam are expected to attend.

The theme of the congress is 'One Ocean, One People, One Vision.'