About the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)
Cooperation in the ASEAN defence sector has grown steadily since its inception in 2006. In particular, cooperation in the issue of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) has been progressing significantly in the ADMM. The ASEAN Defence Ministers have adopted concept papers to advance the cooperation in this area and conducted series of activities including Workshops on the ASEAN Defence Establishments and CSOs Cooperation in Non-Traditional Security and a Table-Top Exercise on HADR.
In the effort to strengthen regional defence and security cooperation, the 5th ADMM adopted the Concept Paper on the Establishment of ASEAN Defence Industry Collaboration (ADIC) and the Concept Paper on the Establishment of ASEAN Peacekeeping Centres Network. The implementation of these Concept Papers is underway.
In the efforts to further strengthen regional defence cooperation, the 7th ADMM endorsed new initiatives on Establishing ASEAN Defence Interaction Programme and Establishment of Logistics Support Framework.