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Leaders pledge priority for water

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  • Writer: Paritta Wangkiat and AFP
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CHIANG MAI - Leaders of Asia-Pacific countries on Monday agreed to put water on each of their national agendas. 

Asia-Pacific leaders pose for photos at the Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai city on Monday. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

They said in the "Chiang Mai Declaration" released after the Asia-Pacific Water Summit that the issue would grow in importance and be a policy priority. They pledged to build regional resilience to natural disasters and share technical skills on management of the resource.

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