Getting ready for ASEAN defence meeting

The second ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) under the chair of ASEAN 2021 was held virtually at International Convention Centre, Jalan Berakas yesterday.

It was held in preparation for the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting (ADSOM) which will be held on March 24-25. The first ADSOM WG in 2021 took place on February 2-3.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Strategy) at the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud chaired the second ADSOM WG meeting in his capacity as Brunei Darussalam ADSOM WG Leader.

Defence officials of ASEAN member states were in attendance along with a representative from the ASEAN Secretariat.

The ADSOM WG is the preliminary stage of the meeting in the defence sector, which prepares towards endorsing and approving proposals and initiatives for defence cooperation by ASEAN member states for the final adoption by the ASEAN defence ministers.

As the ASEAN chair for 2021, Brunei will chair the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) virtually on June 15.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Strategy) at the Ministry of Defence Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud chairing the Second ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group. PHOTO: MINDEF