A delegation of the Ministry of National Defense of Vietnam, led by Sen, Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, deputy minister of defense, attended the meeting.
In his opening remarks, Lieut. Gen. Donny Ermawan Taufanto, secretary general of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, affirmed that the theme of ‘Peace, Prosperity and Security’ during the Presidency of the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) 2023 demonstrates Jakarta’s commitment to promoting peace and security inside and outside the region, as well as ASEAN’s shared commitment to promoting stability and prosperity throughout the region.
Taking the floor, Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien highly appreciated Indonesia’s efforts during the ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2023, and expressed his belief that the ADSOM would be a great success, helping to consolidate solidarity and increase pan-ASEAN strength to flexibly and proactively respond to security challenges, for a region of peace, prosperity and security.
At the meeting, delegates examined the results of the ASEAN Senior Defense Officials’ Working Group (ADSOM WG) Meeting, the 16th Network of ASEAN Defence and Security Institutions (NADI-16) Meeting and the 20th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Meeting (ACDFM 20). They also discussed the deployment of ASEAN defense cooperation in ADMM member countries.
The delegates also discussed and agreed on documents to be submitted to the ADMM, the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+) for approval in 2023, including new initiatives, an ADMM joint statement and an ADMM+ joint statement.
They reviewed cooperation activities with a number of non-ASEAN countries, and preparations for the ADSOM+, the ADMM and the ADMM+.