Brunei Darussalam has been honoured with a meaningful opportunity to participate and share its endeavour on tackling water issues as well as learning through information sharing and experiences from other partner states at the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit held recently in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, Japan.
The event began with the Opening Ceremony and Summit-Level Meeting, which was officiated by His Majesty Emperor Naruhito. In addressing the Summit, His Majesty Emperor Naruhito expressed his concern and vision towards resilient generation to come through water actions and on the drive that the region can contribute especially how Japan can lead the world in addressing challenges associated with water. The Prime Minister of Japan and the United Nations Secretary-General in their speeches highlighted the importance of water for sustainable development and future resilience.
The Opening Ceremony and Summit Level Meeting ended with the adoption of the Kumamoto Declaration that emphasises member countries commitment to addressing transformation into quality-oriented societies that are resilient, sustainable and inclusive by leveraging with improved governance, closing the financial gap. The 2-day event was attended by Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, and high-level government officials of the region, Heads of the United Nations and International Organizations, research institutions, NGO's, experts and practitioners.
Source: Radio Television Brunei