Strengthening partnerships to protect East Asian seas web2Environment ministers and government representatives of 11 countries reaffirm their commitments under the auspices of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) to intensify and harmonize actions to save coasts and oceans through the Iloilo Ministerial Declaration. The Declaration, entitled, “East Asian Region Moving as One to Secure Healthy Oceans, People and Economies” was signed Thursday at the Sixth Ministerial Forum held in conjunction with the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress held in Iloilo City on November 27-29, 2018. In photo are (from left): Aimee Gonzales, Executive Director of PEMSEA; Vann Moyneath of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment; Zhang Zhi of China’s Ministry of Natural Resources; Ri Myong San of North Korea’s Ministry of External Economic Relations; M. R. Karliyansah of Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Hiroyuki Masuda of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Xayaveth Vixay of Laos’ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Rodolfo Garcia of the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Park Jyun-Kwon of South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries; Amy Khor of Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources; Cesar Jose da Cruz of Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; Vu Si Tuan of Viet Nam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; and Atty. Antonio La Viña, Chair of East Asian Seas Partnership Council. ###