As part of the ADMM
Retreat programme, the ASEAN Defence Ministers also called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and was hosted to a luncheon by Prime Minister Lee at the Changi Exhibition Centre, where the Singapore Airshow 2018 is held.
Soon after the first ADMM
in Kuala Lumpur, ministers began to consider contacts with other regional states.
The Asean defense ministers exchanged views on regional security issues, noting that progress on practical cooperation have been done within the limits of the ADMM
is being launched to help realize ASEAN's goal of a security, economic, and social and cultural community by 2020.
84) There are now three separate forums under the umbrella of ASEAN that hold potential for addressing the wicked problems of maritime security: the ASEAN Maritime Forum (AMF); the ARF Inter-Sessional Meeting (ISM) on Maritime Security; and the Maritime Security Expert Working Group (MSEWG) established by the ADMM
Asserting that there has been a steady evolution of the regional security architecture centred on the ASEAN in terms of the East Asia Summit, ARF and ADMM
She also complimented the Navy on the successful conduct of tri-lateral exercise MALABAR 17 and informed the Commanders that during the recently concluded ADMM
Plus, keen interest was evinced by various ASEAN nations in exercising with the Indian Navy, which spoke highly of the INs professional standing and competence.
reports directly to heads of government, and in June 2008 Australia and New Zealand expressed interest in joining it to create an ADMM
, held for the first time in 2006 in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, is the highest defence mechanism within ASEAN.
Notwithstanding the fact that the ADMM
Plus was only established in 2010, numerous activities have already been conducted under its auspices, which not only build confidence and trust but also enable ADMM
Plus members to enhance their capability in responding to pressing security concerns, Lorenzana added.
The meeting will exchange views on regional security issues, considers the draft concept paper on review of frequency of ADMM
- Plus Meetings, discusses the draft joint declaration of the ADMM
on Enhancing ASEAN Unity for a Harmonized and Secure Community, and other matters," the statement said.
With the two venues hosting rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship in the region in 2009 and beyond, both ADMM
and BIC foresee opportunities resulting in administrative, sporting and business synergies.