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ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus)

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ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus):


Context:

The 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus was held virtually recently.

About ADMM- Plus:

Consistent with the ADMM guiding principles of open and outward looking, the 2nd ADMM in Singapore in 2007 adopted the Concept Paper to establish the ADMM-Plus.

The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region.

  • Eight Dialogue Partners are Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia and the USA (collectively referred to as the “Plus Countries”).

Agreed five areas of practical cooperation under this mechanism are:

  • Maritime security, counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peacekeeping operations and military medicine.

In 2013, a new priority area of humanitarian mine action was agreed.

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InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. What is ADMM?
  2. What is ADMM plus?
  3. Members.
  4. Objectives.
  5. Areas of Cooperation under ADMM- Plus.

Sources: the Hindu.