ASEAN Defence SOM Working Group meeting opens

(VOVWORLD) - A meeting of the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials' Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) opened in Da Nang City on Thursday, drawing over 80 delegates of 10 ASEAN countries’ defence ministries and ASEAN Secretariat.
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It is the first meeting in a series of military-defence activities since Vietnam assumed the 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship earlier this year. The meeting aims to fine-tune the contents and make preparations for the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting (ADSOM), the 14th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), and the seventh ADMM Plus.

Military-defence activities during Vietnam’s ASEAN chairmanship year are expected to promote regional peace and stability via dialogues and defence-security collaboration, guide approaches to dialogues and national defence-security coordination among the ASEAN member states and between ASEAN and partner countries, foster mutual trust via deeper understanding about defence challenges, and improve transparency and openness among the countries.