Nirmala Sitharaman attends ASEAN defence ministers' meet; terrorism, drug trafficking on agenda

The ASEAN defence ministers began their high-level security dialogue to discuss security issues, including counter-terrorism, drug trafficking and maritime conflicts, facing the region

FP Staff October 24, 2017 14:41:28 IST
The ASEAN defence ministers began their high-level security dialogue at Clark, Philippines on Monday to discuss security issues, including counter-terrorism, drug trafficking and maritime conflicts, facing the region. AP
1/5
The ASEAN defence ministers began their high-level security dialogue at Clark, Philippines on Monday to discuss security issues, including counter-terrorism, drug trafficking and maritime conflicts, facing the region. AP
Defence minister Niramala Sitaraman too attended meet. The two-day meeting will discuss ways to enhance defence and security cooperation among the member nations to effectively counter various transnational security challenges facing the region. AP
2/5
Defence minister Niramala Sitaraman too attended meet. The two-day meeting will discuss ways to enhance defence and security cooperation among the member nations to effectively counter various transnational security challenges facing the region. AP
Sitharaman is likely to hold bilateral talks with her counterparts from a number of countries, defence ministry officials said. Sitharaman is also likely to assert India's position on the issues at the gathering. AP
3/5
Sitharaman is likely to hold bilateral talks with her counterparts from a number of countries, defence ministry officials said. Sitharaman is also likely to assert India's position on the issues at the gathering. AP
US defense secretary James Mattis too attended the meet. The ADMM, which is the highest defence consultative and cooperative mechanism in the ASEAN, aims to promote mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as enhancement of transparency and openness. AP
4/5
US defense secretary James Mattis too attended the meet. The ADMM, which is the highest defence consultative and cooperative mechanism in the ASEAN, aims to promote mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as enhancement of transparency and openness. AP
The inaugural ADMM-Plus was convened in Hanoi in 2010. The defence ministers then had agreed on five areas of practical cooperation to pursue under the new mechanism, including maritime security, counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping operations. AP
5/5
The inaugural ADMM-Plus was convened in Hanoi in 2010. The defence ministers then had agreed on five areas of practical cooperation to pursue under the new mechanism, including maritime security, counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping operations. AP