06 August 2018
ASEAN centrality is a position that larger powers support as it helps contribute to peace and security development in the region, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Monday, August 6.
Ng gave the keynote address at the 20th Asia Pacific Programme for Senior Military Officers (APPSMO 2018), an annual event which allows senior military officers from around 20 countries to meet and exchange knowledge of military and security developments.
While some analysts have cast doubt on the clarity of the term, ASEAN centrality is essentially the idea that ASEAN lies at the core of regional organisations in the Asia Pacific and that its leadership allows the grouping to exercise influence in regional processes.
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Last updated on 07/08/2018