15th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting

With the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting in its 15th year, it is high time for the ADMM to reflect on what the efforts have been achieved, and explore ways, to enhance the initiatives and processes. The Second Minister of Defence in his capacity as the Brunei Darussalam ADMM Leader made the remark during the 15th ADMM yesterday morning. Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof believed that the ADMM as the highest consultative and cooperative mechanism in ASEAN can do and achieve more.

The virtual 15th ADMM concluded yesterday. The meeting was chaired by the Second Minister of Defence as Brunei Darussalam ADMM Leader. During the meeting, the ASEAN Defence Ministers agreed on the adoption of eight new and revised Concept and Discussion Papers and one Standard Operating Procedure, SOP. The meeting also saw the adoption of the 'Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration in Commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the ADMM towards a Future-Ready, Peaceful and Prosperous ASEAN'. At the sidelines, the ASEAN-China Defence Ministers' Informal Meeting convened following the conclusion of the 15th ADMM. The ADMM will continue its momentum of practical defence cooperation with eight Plus countries at the 8th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting, ADMM Plus today.

Source: Radio Television Brunei