About the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)
The ASEAN Security Community (ASC) Plan of Action which was adopted at the 10th ASEAN Summit, held in Vientiane on 29 November 2004 stipulates that ASEAN shall work towards the convening of an annual ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM). The Inaugural meeting of the ADMM was held in Kuala Lumpur on 9 May 2006.
The ADMM is the highest defence consultative and cooperative mechanism in ASEAN. The ADMM aims to promote mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as enhancement of transparency and openness.