About the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-Plus)
The Concept Paper on ADMM-Plus: Principles for Membership, adopted at the Third ADMM, Pattaya, 25-27 February 2009 stipulated the principles for membership to the ADMM-Plus process, as follows:
- The Plus country shall be a full-fledged Dialogue Partner of ASEAN;
- The Plus country shall have significant interactions and relations with ASEAN defence establishment; and
- The Plus country shall be able to work with the ADMM to build capacity so as to enhance regional security in a substantive way in order to promote capacity-building in the region in the fields of defence and security.
- The ADMM-Plus countries include ten ASEAN Member States, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, and eight Plus countries, namely Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, ROK, Russian Federation and the United States.