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Singapore Hosts 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting & 5th ADMM-Plus

The 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 5th ADMM-Plus was held on October 19 and 20, 2018 in Singapore.
Singapore Hosts 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting & 5th ADMM-Plus

  • ADMM and ADMM-Plus serves as key Ministerial-level platforms in regional security architecture for promoting strategic dialogue and practical cooperation between ASEAN and its partners.
  • The conferences were attended by defence ministers from India, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and US.
  • India was represented by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • This was the second time Singapore has chaired ADMM since its establishment in 2006 and first time to chair ADMM-Plus since its establishment in 2010.

About Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):

  • ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising 10 Southeast Asian countries, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration.
  • 10-member ASEAN comprise of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei and Laos.
  • India is a full dialogue partner of the ASEAN.

About ADMM-Plus:

  • ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight dialogue partners to strengthen security and defence co-operation for peace, stability, and development in the region.
  • Its objective is to promote mutual trust and confidence between defence establishments through greater dialogue and transparency.
  • The inaugural ADMM-Plus was convened in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2010.
  • The defence ministers then had agreed on five areas of practical cooperation, including maritime security, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian assistance.

Question:

Where was the 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 5th ADMM-Plus held?
a. Tokyo
b. Mumbai
c. Seoul
d. Singapore
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