A high-ranking military delegation led by Deputy Defence Minister,
Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh is participating in the ASEAN Defence Senior
Officials Meeting (ADSOM) and the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials
Meeting Plus (ASDOM+) in Brunei .
During the meetings, from
March 31-April 5, participants discuss preparations for the agenda of
the seventh ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-7) slated for May
this year and the second ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+)
to be held in October of the same year, according to the Quan doi Nhan
dan (People’s Army) daily.
The participation in these
meetings shows Vietnam ’s proactive, energetic and responsible role
in ADMM and ADMM+ cooperation and also reflects the country’s continuous
efforts to protect national interests as well as the interest of the
region as a whole.
The ADMM is the highest defence mechanism
within ASEAN, which aims to promote mutual trust and confidence through
greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as
enhancement of transparency and openness.
capital city of Hanoi hosted the Inaugural ADMM-Plus on October 12,
2010, during which the defence ministers agreed on several areas of
practical cooperation to pursue.-VNA