11 Asian countries join efforts to combat piracy

11 Asian countries join efforts to combat piracy
11 Asian countries join efforts to combat piracy

Singapore has signed and ratified the agreement with 10 countries, giving it enough signatories for the deal to take effect on Sept. 4, the ministry said in a statement, the AP reports.

The pact has been ratified by Cambodia, Japan, Laos, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, South Korea, Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka, while Brunei is in the process of final approval, the statement said.