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ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus)

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


8th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus was held recently

  • It is being hosted by Brunei as it is the chair of the ASEAN grouping this year.

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”).
  • It aims to promote mutual trust and confidence between defence establishments through greater dialogue and transparency.

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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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.