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9 leaders sign Chiang Mai pact

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CHIANG MAI : Heads of state attending the second Asia-Pacific Water Summit yesterday jointly pledged to prevent their economies and societies from flood and drought disasters. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra joins a group photo before delivering a speech at the second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai. Leaders from nine nations and ministers from 26 countries attended the summit, which concluded Monday. PATTANAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

The joint declaration was made at the culmination of the summit, underlining the leaders' awareness that economic growth in the Asia-Pacific is vulnerable because the region is "at most risk of facing natural disasters", Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said.

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