The Launch of the Track II Network of ASEAN and Defence Security Institutions (NADI) Website on 28 July 2009
The NADI website was launched at the beginning of the NADI Workshop on Maritime Security held at the Marina Mandarin Singapore on 28 July 2009 morning.
Mr Eddie Teo, Chairman, Board of Governors, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) was the Guest-of-Honor to officiate the launch of the NADI website (www.rsis.edu.sg/nadi). Mr Teo said that the research institutions continued to play an important supportive role in contributing to the making of government policies. NADI can support the Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) track by providing useful fresh ideas and recommendations relevant to the ADMM track. For instance, NADI could discuss the new security trends in the region. They could suggest ideas and proposals to foster closer military cooperation among the NADI members and to manage developments like conflicting territorial claims so that they would not lead to confrontations.
The launch of the NADI website was RSIS’ initiative to highlight the work of NADI. The NADI participants welcomed the launch of the NADI website.
The NADI Workshop on Maritime Security
The NADI workshop on Maritime Security which was organised by RSIS, was held at the Marina Mandarin Singapore from 27 to 29 July 2009.
The NADI representatives gave presentations on Maritime Security Challenges from individual Asean countries’ perspective. They exchange views on possible areas of cooperation among the Asean militaries in maritime security. They also discussed the role of the Asean militaries in enhancing maritime security cooperation.
The Chairman’s Report of the NADI Workshop on Maritime Security is attached.