VN chairs ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces’ Meeting
16:42 | 24/09/2020

VGP – The 17th ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces’ Meeting (ACDFM-17) took place in virtual format on September 24.  

The 17th ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces’ Meeting (ACDFM-17)

Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People’s Army and Deputy Defense Minister chaired the meeting themed “Defense Cooperation for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN”.

The ACDFM-17 offered chance for regional chiefs of defense forces to exchange views on regional security challenges of mutual concern and to discuss measures to strengthen practical cooperation, internal solidarity, and collective response to common threats.

The participants also approved an action plan for 2020-2022 of the ASEAN armies and a joint statement of the ACDFM-17.

On this occasion, the ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces witnessed a ceremony to transfer the ACDFM Chairmanship to Brunei Darussalam. 

ACDFM is the highest military cooperation mechanism of ASEAN countries, responsible for guiding the implementation of military cooperation activities in ASEAN.

The ACDFM-17 takes place at a time that requires ASEAN militaries to, more than ever, demonstrate their close coordination in actions and quick and prompt responses to challenges./.

By Khanh Phuong

 

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