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Pedro Klamar Fuik calls for peace and stability in ASEAN

Pedro Klamar Fuik calls for peace and stability in ASEAN

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DILI, 17 november 2023 (TATOLI) – The Timorese Defense Minister, Donaciano Gomes, called on the Defence Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote stability and peace in the region.

The appeal was made at the 17th Defense Ministerial Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ADMM) and the 10th ASEAN-Plus Defense Ministers’ Meeting, which took place from 15 to 17 november in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Klamar Fuik thanked Indonesia and the other member countries of the organization for inviting Timor-Leste to take part in the 17th ADMM Defense Ministerial Meeting and the 10th ASEAN-Plus Defense Ministers’ Meeting.

Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto made a similar appeal that: “All ASEAN member states have to prevent conflicts and strengthen peace to ensure prosperity in each country. 

The event was attended by ten member states from ASEAN countries, including Timor-Leste, and eight member states from ASEAN-plus.

It is worth noting that the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) is the highest mechanism for consultation and cooperation on defense matters. This high-level meeting aims to discuss the strengthening of defense cooperation in the region in order to increase transparency, openness, and mutual trust among ASEAN member states.

In addition to promoting regional peace and stability through defense and security dialogue and cooperation, the ADMM also aims to guide senior military and defense officials, defense and security dialogue and cooperation within ASEAN and between ASEAN and its dialogue partners and to contribute to the establishment of the ASEAN Security Community (ASC), as envisaged in the Bali II Concordat, and to promote the implementation of the Vientiane Action Program (VAP) in the ASC.

Since its creation in 2006, practical cooperation in the ASEAN defense sector has grown steadily in areas such as maritime security, the fight against terrorism, peacekeeping operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, military medicine, and the defense industry.

 

Journalist: Natalino Costa/ Translator: Camilo de Sousa

Editor: Zezito Silva

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