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​WORKSHOP ON ASEAN DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE WITH PLUS COUNTRIES

GADONG, Wednesday 9 October 2019 – Following the conclusion of the 5th Ad Hoc Working Group Meeting on ADI, the Workshop on ADI with the Plus Countries convened today at the same venue.

Present to officiate the ceremony was Haji Amiruddin bin Haji Mohd Hassan, the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence. Similar to the preceding meeting, this one-day workshop was co-chaired by Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary, Lieutenant Colonel (U) Zainolhizad bin Haji Mohd Zain of the Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), RBAF and Teodoro Cirilo T. Torralba III, Assistant Secretary for Assessments and International Affairs, Department of National Defense, Republic of the Philippines. 

The main agenda of the workshop is to officially introduce ADI to the Plus Countries. Among the Plus Countries who attended the Workshop were India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and the United States of America.

The convening of this workshop is the first step in expanding ADI to the Plus Countries, following the adoption of Concept Paper on Expanding ADI to Plus Countries during the 13th ADMM in Bangkok, Thailand in July 2019. 

The extension of the ADI to the Plus Countries seeks to establish stronger linkages between ASEAN Member States and the Plus Countries to address security challenges in a manner which is open, transparent and inclusive. Moreover, with the intention of strengthening cooperation with the Plus Countries, the ADI is seen to complement existing information-sharing mechanisms within the region as well as enhance regional confidence and security building measures.






WOKSYOP ASEAN DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE BERSAMA NEGARA-NEGARA PLUS

GADONG, Rabu 9 Oktober 2019 – Berikutan kesimpulan 5th Ad Hoc Working Group Meeting on ASEAN Direct Communications Infrastructure (ADI), Workshop on ADI with Plus Countries telah dijalankan di tempat yang sama.

Hadir merasmikan woksyop ialah Pemangku Setiausaha Tetap Kementerian Pertahanan, Haji Amiruddin bin Haji Mohd Hassan. Sama seperti mesyuarat sebelumnya, woksyop telah dipengerusikan bersama oleh Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud, Pemangku Timbalan Setiausaha Tetap, Leftenan Kolonel (U) Zainolhizad bin Haji Mohd Zain, Pegawai Turus, J6, Markas Angkatan Bersama, ABDB dan Teodoro Cirilo T. Torralba III, Assistant Secretary for Assessments and International Affairs, Department of National Defense Republik Filipina.

Agenda utama bagi woksyop tersebut ialah untuk memperkenalkan ADI secara rasmi kepada negara-negara Plus. Di antara negara-negara Plus yang hadir semasa woksyop tersebut ialah India, Jepun, New Zealand, Republik Korea dan Amerika Syarikat.

Woksyop ini merupakan langkah pertama dalam memperluaskan ADI ke negara-negara Plus berikutan pengesahan Concept Paper on Expanding ADI to Plus Countries pada ADMM ke-13 di Bangkok, Thailand pada Julai 2019.

Pelanjutan ADI ke negara-negara Plus bertujuan untuk mewujudkan hubungan yang lebih kuat antara negara-negara ASEAN dan negara-negara Plus dalam menangani cabaran-cabaran keselamatan dengan cara yang terbuka, telus dan inklusif. Di samping memperkukuhkan lagi kerjasama dengan negara-negara Plus, ADI juga dilihat sebagai menyumbang kepada perkongsian maklumat yang sedia ada di rantau ini dan meningkatkan keyakinan serantau dan langkah-langkah pembinaan keselamatan.

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