About Us (ADMM)

Chair

About the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)

The Chairman of the ADMM is the ASEAN Chair and its rotation follows the ASEAN chairmanship.

For the period of January – December 2014, the Chairman of the ADMM and the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting (ADSOM) are as follows:

Chairman of the ADMM:
LTG Wai Lwin
Union Minister
Ministry of Defence, Myanmar

Chairman of the ADSOM:
Col. Nyein Chan
Director-General of International and Internal Affairs
Ministry of Defence, Myanmar

ADMM contact point:
Mr Kyaw Thu
Principal Officer, Office of the Union Minister
Ministry of Defence, Myanmar
Fax: +95 67 404443
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Countries (Participants)

About the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)

All ASEAN Member States, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam are members of the ADMM.

Objectives

About the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM)

The objectives of the ADMM, as outlined in the Concept Paper for the Establishment of an ADMM endorsed at the Inaugural ADMM in Kuala Lumpur on 9 May 2006, are as follows:

  • To promote regional peace and stability through dialogue and cooperation in defence and security;
  • To give guidance to existing senior defence and military officials dialogue and cooperation in the field of defence and security within ASEAN and between ASEAN and dialogue partners;
  • To promote mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as enhancement of transparency and openness; and
  • To contribute to the establishment of an ASC as stipulated in the Bali Concord II and to promote the implementation of the Vientiane Action Programme (VAP) on ASC.

Achievements

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.

Establishment

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.

Ministry Of Defence Malaysia

ADMM MALAYSIAN SECRETARIAT

6th Floor, Wisma Pertahanan,

Jalan Padang Tembak,

50634 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel     : +6032071 5195

Fax    : +6032697 0402

Email : ammKL2015@mod.gov.my