At the ASEAN Defense Senior Officals’ Meeting (ADSOM) Working Group Meeting held in Phnom Penh this week, the working groups discussed and agreed to review the frequency of ADMM Plus Meeting, from once every three years to once every two years. This reflects the necessity to increase the number of high level dialogues between ASEAN and the Plus countries.
In his opening remarks, Lt. General Nem Sowath emphasized the importance of cooperation and dialogues in building trust, friendship, and peace for the region.
Five working groups on maritime security, humanitarian relief and disaster assistance, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping operation, and military medicine updated the participants on the progress of their Expert Working Group meetings.
This meeting plays a significant role in reporting to ADSOM, and then from ADSOM to ADMM. It is expected that Cambodia can successfully host the 6th ADMM in May with the spirit of cooperation.