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ADSOM WORKING GROUP AND ADSOM-PLUS WORKING GROUP MEETINGS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, Friday, 12 January 2018 – The first of the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) meeting of 2018 concluded today at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, Republic of Singapore. The meeting was held back-to-back along with the ADSOM-Plus Working Group (ADSOM-Plus WG) meeting which takes place on 12 January 2018.

The meeting was chaired by Colonel Aaron Beng Yao Cheng, the Director of Defence Policy Office of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Singapore in his capacity as the ADSOM WG and ADSOM-Plus WG Leader of the Republic of Singapore.

Representing the Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam was Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud, Director of Defence Policy as the ADSOM WG and ADSOM-Plus WG Leader of Brunei Darussalam.

During the ADSOM WG meeting, among the main agendas covered were the progress of defence cooperation including an update on the ASEAN Direct Communications Infrastructure and Logistics Support Framework presented by Brunei Darussalam. There were also updates on the ASEAN Defence Interaction Programme and ASEAN Centre of Military Medicine. The meeting also discussed on a number of new initiatives for ASEAN defence cooperation and featured a briefing delivered by the Track II Network of ASEAN Defence and Security Institutions (NADI).

Today at the ADSOM-Plus WG, the meeting will update on the latest progress and planned activities of the seven areas of cooperation under the ADMM-Plus Experts’ Working Group. These areas are the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief; Maritime Security; Counter-Terrorism; Peacekeeping Operations; Military Medicine; Humanitarian Mine Action; and Cyber Security. Bilateral meetings are held on the sidelines of the meetings. 

The ADSOM WG and ADSOM-Plus WG act as a prelude to the upcoming ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Retreat which will be hosted in Singapore from 5 – 7 February 2018.



MESYUARAT-MESYUARAT ADSOM WG DAN ADSOM-PLUS WG DI REPUBLIK SINGAPURA

REPUBLIK SINGAPURA, Jumaat, 12 Januari 2018 – Mesyuarat pertama Kumpulan Kerja ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) bagi tahun 2018 telah berakhir pada hari ini di Marina Mandarin Hotel, Republik Singapura. Mesyuarat diadakan bersama mesyuarat ADSOM-Plus WG yang akan berlangsung pada 12 Januari 2018.

Mesyuarat tersebut dipengerusikan oleh Kolonel Aaron Beng Yao Cheng, Pengarah Pejabat Dasar Pertahanan, Kementerian Pertahanan Republik Singapura selaku Ketua ADSOM WG dan ADSOM-Plus WG bagi Republik Singapura.

Mewakili Kementerian Pertahanan Negara Brunei Darussalam ialah Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud, Pengarah Dasar Pertahanan selaku Ketua ADSOM WG dan ADSOM-Plus WG Negara Brunei Darussalam.

Pelbagai isu-isu kepentingan bersama telah dibincangkan termasuk taklimat mengenai dengan perkembangan terkini ASEAN Direct Communications Infrastructure dan Logistics Support Framework yang disampaikan oleh Negara Brunei Darussalam. Ini turut diikuti dengan taklimat mengenai dengan ASEAN Defence Interaction Programme and ASEAN Centre of Military Medicine. Mesyuarat itu juga membincangkan mengenai dengan inisiatif-inisiatif kerjasama pertahanan ASEAN baru dan taklimat daripada Track II Network of ASEAN Defence and Security Institutions (NADI). 

Pada hari ini dalam mesyuarat ADSOM-Plus WG, mesyuarat tersebut akan memaklumkan perkembangan-perkembangan baru yang akan datang bagi tujuh bidang utama ADMM-Plus Experts’ Working Group. Bidang-bidang ini ialah Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief; Maritime Security; Counter-Terrorism; Peace Keeping Operations; Military Medicine; Humanitarian Mine Action; dan Cyber Security. Mesyuarat-mesyuarat dua hala juga turut diadakan.

ADSOM WG dan ADSOM-Plus WG diadakan sebelum ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Retreat yang akan dianjurkan di Singapura dari 5 hingga 7 Februari 2018.

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