ADMM-Plus Defence Officials Directory

26 January 2023

 

ADMM-Plus Countries

Defence Ministers

Defence Senior Officials

Defence Working Group Officials

Brunei Darussalam

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum

Sultan Haji Omar ’Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien

Minister of Defence

Colonel (Retired) Norsuriati binti Haji Sharbini

Permanent Secretary (Policy, Finance and Administration)

Ministry of Defence

Mr. Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Strategy)

Ministry of Defence

Fax: 673 2386 872

Cambodia

Samdech Picheysena Tea Banh

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence

Gen. Nem Sowath

Special Advisor to Samdech Picheysena Tea Banh

Director-General, General Department of Policy and Foreign Affairs

Ministry of National Defence

Lt. Gen. Lay Chenda

Deputy Director-General, General Department of Policy and Foreign Affairs

Director, Department of ASEAN Affairs

Ministry of National Defence
Fax: 855 23880402 

 Indonesia

H.E. Prabowo Subianto

Minister of Defence

Air Marshall Donny Ermawan Taufanto

Secretary-General 

Ministry of Defence

BG Steverly C. Parengkuan 

Director for International Cooperation

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 62 21 350 0428

 Lao PDR

H.E. Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence

BG Saichay Kommasith

Permanent Secretary of Defence

Ministry of National Defence

Col Feuangxay Milakong

Deputy Director General of Foreign Relations Department

Ministry of National Defence

Fax: 856 21 911 728

 Malaysia

The Hon. Dato' Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan

Minister of Defence

H.E. Dato' Sri Muez Bin Abd Aziz

Secretary-General

Ministry of Defence

Mr. Azhar bin Mohamad Yusof

Undersecretary, Policy and Strategic Planning Division

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 603 2694 0402

 Myanmar

H.E. Gen. Mya Tun Oo

Union Minister
Ministry of Defence

Mr. Zaw Naing Win

Director General for International Affairs Department

Ministry of Defence 

Dr. Soe Thet Maung  

Deputy Director General for International Affairs Department

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 95 67 404297

The Philippines

H.E. Carlito G. Galvez Jr.

Secretary of National Defense 

Department of National Defense 

Mr. Ignacio B. Madriaga

Undersecretary for Strategic Assessment and Planning (USSAP)

Department of National Defense

Mr. Henry A. Robinson Jr.

Assistant Secretary for Strategic Assessments and International Affairs (ASSAIA)

Department of National Defense
Fax: 632 911 2882

 Singapore

H.E. Dr. Ng Eng Hen

Minister for Defence

Mr. Chan Heng Kee

Permanent Secretary for Defence

Ministry of Defence

Col. Phua Jia Kai

Director of Defence Policy Office

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 65 6762 5306

 Thailand

H.E. Gen. (Ret.) Prayut Chan-o-cha

Prime Minister / Minister of Defence

Gen. Sanitchanog Sangkachantra

Permanent Secretary for Defence

Ministry of Defence

Defence Working Group Official 1

Gen. Paiboon Vorravanpreecha

Director-General, Office of Policy and Planning

Ministry of Defence

 

Defence Working Group Official 2

MG Paniwat Subrungruang

Director, Office of ASEAN Affairs, Office of Policy and Planning

Ministry of Defence

Fax : 66 2 225 2015

 Viet Nam

H.E. Gen. Phan Van Giang

Minister of National Defence

Sr. Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien 

Deputy Minister

Ministry of National Defence

Sr. Col. Vu Thanh Van

Director General, Department of Foreign Relations

Ministry of National Defence

 Australia

The Hon. Richard Marles MP

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence

Mr. Hugh Jeffrey 

Acting Deputy Secretary Strategy, Policy, and Industry

Department of Defence

Mr. David Lewis

Assistant Secretary

Southeast Asia

Department of Defence

 China

H.E. Gen. Wei Fenghe

State Councilor and Minister of National Defence

Maj. Gen. Yao Qin

Deputy Chief

Office for International Military Cooperation, Ministry of National Defense

Sr. Col. Ren Zhihong

Director, Center for Overseas Security Coordination 

Office for International Military Cooperation, Ministry of National Defense

 India

H.E. Shri Rajnath Singh

Minister of Defence
Republic of India

Dr Ajay Kumar

Joint Secretary

Ministry of Defence

Cdr. Anurag Srivastava

Advisor, International Cooperation

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 91-11-23794473

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 Japan

H.E. Hamada Yasukazu

Minister of Defense

Mr. Oka Masami

Vice Minister of Defense for International Affairs  

Ministry of Defense

Mr. Ito Shingo

Director, International Security Policy Office, Indo-Pacific Regional Policy Division, Bureau of Defense Policy

Ministry of Defense
Fax: +81 3 52615120

 New Zealand

Hon. Peeni Henare

Minister of Defence 

Mr. Michael Swain

Deputy Secretary (Defence Policy and Planning)

Ministry of Defence

Mr. Mike Thompson

Director, International Branch

Ministry of Defence

Republic of Korea

H.E. Lee Jong-sup           

Minister of National Defense

Mr. Yun Soon-Gu

Director General, International Policy Bureau

 

Ministry of National Defense

Mr. Park Minho

Director, Multilateral Security Policy Division

 

Ministry of National Defense

 Russia

H.E. Army Gen. Sergey Shoygu

Minister of Defence

Col. Gen. Alexander Fomin

Deputy Minister of Defence

Ministry of Defence

 

Lt. Gen. Alexander Kshimovsky
Chief

Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation

Ministry of Defence 

Col. Maksim Penkin

Chief of Department

Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation

Ministry of Defence


Col. Konstantin Shabanin 

Chief of Section

Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation

Ministry of Defence

 

Lt. Col. Daniil Ovsyannikov

Group Head

Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation

Ministry of Defence 

United States of America

Hon. Lloyd J. Austin III

Secretary of Defense

Defence Senior Official 1

Ms. Lindsey Ford

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

Department of Defense

 

Defence Senior Official 2

Ms. Lori Abele

Principal Director for South and Southeast Asia

Department of Defense

Defense Working Group Official 1

Ms. Chelsea Goldstein

Director for Southeast Asia

Department of Defense

 

Defence Working Group Official 2

Mr. Michael Addabbo

ASEAN Engagements Director

Department of Defense

 

 

ASEAN Defence Officials Directory

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ASEAN Member States

Defence Ministers

Defence Senior Officials

Defence Working Group Officials

Brunei Darussalam

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum

Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul
Khairi Waddien

Minister of Defence

Colonel (Retired) Norsuriati binti Haji Sharbini

Permanent Secretary (Policy, Finance and Administration)

Ministry of Defence

Mr. Haji Adi Ihram bin Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Strategy)

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 673 2386 872

Cambodia

Samdech Picheysena Tea Banh

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence

Gen. Nem Sowath

Special Advisor to Samdech Picheysena Tea Banh

Director-General, General Department of Policy and Foreign Affairs

Ministry of National Defence

Lt. Gen. Lay Chenda

Deputy Director-General, General Department of Policy and Foreign Affairs

Director, Department of ASEAN Affairs

Ministry of National Defence
Fax: 855 23880402 

Indonesia

H.E. Prabowo Subianto

Minister of Defence

Air Marshall Donny Ermawan Taufanto

Secretary-General 

Ministry of Defence

BG Steverly C. Parengkuan 

Director for International Cooperation

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 62 21 350 0428

Lao PDR

H.E. Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence

BG Saichay Kommasith

Permanent Secretary of Defence

Ministry of National Defence

Col Feuangxay Milakong

Deputy Director General of Foreign Relations Department

Ministry of National Defence
Fax: 856 21 911 728

Malaysia

The Hon. Dato' Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan

Minister of Defence

H.E. Dato' Sri Muez Bin Abd Aziz

Secretary-General

Ministry of Defence

Mr. Azhar bin Mohamad Yusof

Undersecretary, Policy and Strategic Planning Division

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 603 2694 0402

Myanmar

H.E. Gen. Mya Tun Oo

Union Minister

Ministry of Defence

Mr. Zaw Naing Win

Director General for International Affairs Department

Ministry of Defence

Dr. Soe Thet Maung  

Deputy Director General for International Affairs Department

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 95 67 404297

The Philippines

H.E. Carlito G. Galvez Jr.

Secretary of National Defense

Department of National Defense

Mr. Ignacio B. Madriaga

Undersecretary for Strategic Assessment and Planning (USSAP)

Department of National Defense

Mr. Henry A. Robinson Jr.

Assistant Secretary for Strategic Assessments and International Affairs (ASSAIA)

Department of National Defense
Fax: 632 911 2882

Singapore

H.E. Dr. Ng Eng Hen

Minister for Defence

Mr. Chan Heng Kee

Permanent Secretary for Defence

Ministry of Defence

Col. Phua Jia Kai

Director of Defence Policy Office

Ministry of Defence
Fax: 65 6762 5306

Thailand

H.E. Gen. (Ret.) Prayut Chan-o-cha

Prime Minister / Minister of Defence

  Gen. Sanitchanog Sangkachantra

Permanent Secretary for Defence

Ministry of Defence

Defence Working Group Official 1

Gen. Paiboon Vorravanpreecha

Director-General, Office of Policy and Planning

Ministry of Defence

 

Defence Working Group Official 2

MG Paniwat Subrungruang

Director, Office of ASEAN Affairs, Office of Policy and Planning

Ministry of Defence

Fax: 66 2 225 2015

Viet Nam

H.E. Gen. Phan Van Giang

Minister of National Defence

Sr. Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien 

Deputy Minister

Ministry of National Defence

Sr. Col. Vu Thanh Van

Director General, Department of Foreign Relations

Ministry of National Defence

About the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting

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Establishment

The ASEAN Security Community (ASC) Plan of Action, adopted at the 10th ASEAN Summit, stipulates that ASEAN shall work towards the convening of an annual ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting. Against this background, the Inaugural meeting of the ADMM was held in Kuala Lumpur on 9 May 2006.

The ADMM is the highest defence consultative and cooperative mechanism in ASEAN. The ADMM aims to promote mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as enhancement of transparency and openness.


Objectives

The objectives of the ADMM, are:

  • To promote regional peace and stability through dialogue and cooperation in defence and security;
  • To give guidance to existing senior defence and military officials dialogue and cooperation in the field of defence and security within ASEAN and between ASEAN and dialogue partners;
  • To promote mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges as well as enhancement of transparency and openness; and
  • To contribute to the establishment of an ASEAN Security Community (ASC) as stipulated in the Bali Concord II and to promote the implementation of the Vientiane Action Programme (VAP) on ASC.


Achievements

Practical cooperation in the ASEAN defence sector has grown steadily since its inception with various initiatives in the following areas:

 

Maritime Security (MS)

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)

Counter-Terrorism (CT)

Peacekeeping Operations (PKO)

Military Medicine (MM)

  • ASEAN Direct Communications Infrastructure in the ADMM Process (ADI)
  • ADMM Guidelines for Maritime Interaction (GMI)
  • The Use of ASEAN Military Assets and Capacities in HADR (SASOP Chapter VI)
  • Logistics Support Framework (LSF)
  • ASEAN Militaries Ready Group on HADR (AMRG on HADR)
  • Standard Operating Procedures on the Multinational Coordination Centre (MNCC SOP)
  • ASEAN Our Eyes (AOE)
  • Network of ASEAN Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) Defence Experts
  • ASEAN Peacekeeping Centres Network (APCN)
  • ASEAN Flag to be Displayed Next to National Flag at the Compound of ASEAN Member State’s Military Units Participating in UN PKOs
  • Enhancing Support Mechanism for ASEAN Women Peacekeepers
  • ASEAN Center of Military Medicine (ACMM)
  • ASEAN Military Medicine Conference (AMMC)
  • Enhancing Cooperation Amongst Defence Forces of ASEAN Member States in Cross-Border Pandemic Containment

Cyber Security (CS)

Border Management

Defence Industry

Defence Education

Other Confidence-building Measures

  • ASEAN Cyber Defence Network (ACDN)
  • ADMM Cybersecurity and Information Centre of Excellence (ACICE)
  • The Role of ASEAN Defence Establishments in Supporting Border Management
  • ASEAN Defence Industry Collaboration (ADIC)
  • ADMM-Wide Training and Education Exchanges (AETEs)
  • ASEAN Defence Educational Institutions' Collaboration (ADEIC)
  • ASEAN Defence Interaction Programmes (ADIP)
  • Guidelines for Air Military Encounters (GAME)
  • ASEAN Defence Establishments and Civil Society Organisations Cooperation on Non-Traditional Security

 

ADMM Chair

The Chairmanship of the ADMM follows that of ASEAN.

For 2023, the Chairman of the ADMM and the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials' Meeting (ADSOM) are below:

 

Chairman of ADMM:      

H.E. Prabowo Subianto

Minister of Defence

Indonesia

 

Chairman of ADSOM: 

Air Marshall Donny Ermawan Taufanto

Secretary-General

Ministry of Defence

Indonesia

 

ADMM contact point: 

Brigadier General Steverly C. Parengkuan

Director for International Cooperation

Ministry of Defence

Indonesia

 

About the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus

10 January 2023

Establishment

The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its eight Dialogue Partners Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States (collectively referred to as the “Plus Countries”), to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region. The Inaugural ADMM-Plus was convened in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, on 12 October 2010.

 

Since 2017, the ADMM-Plus meets annually, to allow enhanced dialogue and cooperation among ASEAN and the Plus Countries in the midst of an increasingly challenging regional security environment.


Objectives

The objectives of the ADMM-Plus, are:

  • To benefit ASEAN Member States in building capacity to address shared security challenges, while cognisant of the differing capacities of various ASEAN Member States;
  • To promote mutual trust and confidence between defence establishments through greater dialogue and transparency;
  • To enhance regional peace and stability through cooperation in defence and security, in view of the transnational security challenges the region faces;
  • To contribute to the realisation of an ASEAN Security Community which, as stipulated in the Bali Concord II, embodies ASEAN’s aspiration to achieve peace, stability, democracy and prosperity in the region where ASEAN Member States live at peace with one another and with the world at large;
  • To facilitate the implementation of the Vientiane Action Programme, which calls for ASEAN to build a peaceful, secure and prosperous ASEAN, and to adopt greater outward-looking external relation strategies with our friends and Dialogue Partners.


Achievements

The ADMM-Plus has become an effective platform for practical cooperation among the participating countries’ defence establishments. The ADMM-Plus currently focuses on seven areas of practical cooperation, namely maritime security (MS), counter-terrorism (CT), humanitarian assistance and disaster management (HADR), peacekeeping operations (PKO), military medicine (MM), humanitarian mine action (HMA) and cyber security (CS).  Experts’ Working Groups (EWGs) have been established to facilitate cooperation in these areas. The EWGs are each co-chaired by one ASEAN Member States and one Plus Country, operating in a three-year cycle. Below are the key deliverables of the seven EWGs since its inception:

 

EWG

2011-2013

2014-2017

2017-2020

Maritime Security

  • ADMM-Plus MS Community Information-Sharing Portal (AMSCIP)
  • ADMM-Plus MS Field Training Exercise (FTX)
  • Table Top Exercise (TTX)
  • Maritime Security Seminar
  • Future Leaders’ Programme (FLP)
  • Combined ADMM-Plus Exercise on Maritime Security and Counter Terrorism (MS-CT Ex)
  • TTX
  • ADMM-Plus FTX on MS “Exercise Mahi Tangaroa”
  • Workshop on Counter-Piracy Operations
  • MS Conference
  • TTX
  • FTX
  • Two FLPs

Counter-Terrorism

  • ADMM-Plus CT Exercise (CTX)
  • Combined ADMM-Plus MS-CT Ex
  • SOP on Counter-Terrorism Task Force (CTTF)
  • TTX
  • FTX

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

  • 1st ADMM-Plus HADR/Military Medicine Exercise (AM-HEx)
  • Standard Operating Procedures on Multinational Coordination Centre (MNCC SOP)
  • 2nd AM-HEx
  • TTX
  • Staff Exercise/Communications Exercise

Peacekeeping Operations

  • ADMM-Plus TTX on PKO
  • Regional Peacekeeping Capabilities
  • Joint Regional Workshop on Operational Challenges Facing the United Nations PKO
  • Workshop on Force Generations
  • ADMM-Plus HMA and PKO: Exercise Force 18
  • Workshop on Sustainable and Practical Cooperation
  • Workshop on Strengthening Cooperation through Exchanging Capabilities in Humanitarian Demining
  • TTX
  • FTX

Military Medicine

  • TTX
  • Disaster Needs Assessment Course
  • 1st AM-HEx
  • Finalisation of the TOR of the ASEAN Center of Military Medicine (ACMM) and the SOP of the ACMM for HADR
  • TTX
  • 2nd AM-HEx
  • ASEAN Military Medical Handbook
  • ASEAN Military Medicine Conference
  • 1st ADMM-Plus MM FTX

Humanitarian Mine Action

  • Workshop on Demining Operations
  • ADMM-Plus HMA and PKO: Exercise Force 18
  • FTX (co-located with ADMM-Plus EWG on PKO FTX)

Cyber Security

  • Points of Contact and Technical Personnel Directory
  • Glossary of Cyber Terminologies
  • ADMM-Plus EWG on CS Portal
  • TTX

 

Membership

The Concept Paper on ADMM-Plus: Principles for Membership, adopted at the 3rd ADMM, Pattaya, 25-27 February 2009 outlines 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.


ADMM-Plus Chair

The Chairmanship of the ADMM-Plus follows that of the ADMM and ASEAN.

The current Chairmen of the ADMM-Plus and the ADSOM-Plus are below:

 

Chairman of ADMM-Plus:

H.E. Prabowo Subianto

Minister of Defence

Indonesia

 

Chairman of ADSOM-Plus: 

Air Marshall Donny Ermawan Taufanto

Secretary-General

Ministry of Defence

Indonesia

 

ADMM contact point: 

Brigadier General Steverly C. Parengkuan

Director for International Cooperation

Ministry of Defence

Indonesia

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