21 October 2018
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, attended the fifth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting‑Plus (the ADMM-Plus) in Singapore, on 19-20 October.
Minister Pyne discussed multilateral defence cooperation and regional security with his counterparts from across South East Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific.
“Australia’s engagement with the ADMM-Plus is an important element of our support for ASEAN and the broader rules-based order in our region,” Minister Pyne said.
ADMM-Plus Ministers agreed to practical steps to make our region safer and more secure through two joint declarations including on countering terrorism.
The ADMM-Plus framework enables Australia to work with partners to promote trust, transparency and cooperation between regional militaries
“This meeting provided a great opportunity to discuss shared challenges and the practical ways we can address those challenges, together, such as through a strengthening of counter-termism coordination,” Minister Pyne said.
While in Singapore, Minister Pyne met his counterparts including from Brunei, China, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United States of America
Other related releases
Supporting the Families that Support Serving Personnel
Navy Embarks on Major IT Overhaul
RAAF receives latest P-8A Poseidon aircraft
Australia welcomes next two F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft