13th NADI Meeting

The 13th NADI Annual Meeting on “Defence Cooperation for a Cohesive and Resilient ASEAN in Response to Regional Geopolitical Change”, organised by the Institute for Defence Strategy (IDS), Ministry of National Defence of Viet Nam, was held in the DLG Hotel, Da Nang, Viet Nam, from 2 to 6 March 2020. Major General Dr Dang Quang Minh, Acting Director General, IDS, chaired the Annual Meeting.

There was general agreement among the delegates that ASEAN centrality must be maintained amid shifting geopolitical and emerging security threats. NADI delegates shared their respective country’s perspectives on these issues. Many saw the COVID-19 pandemic as a major security threat that ASEAN countries must address. The delegates provided recommendations, for the consideration of the ADMM, to work to deepen mutual understanding through Track 1.5 and Track 2 engagements; to encourage greater linkages across sectors pertaining to cross-cutting issues; to improve existing mechanisms to include on emerging security issues as seen with COVID-19; to consider offering assistance to ASEAN Dialogue Partners during disasters; and to further strengthen existing cooperation with Plus countries in building human resource capacity and expertise, information exchange and coordination.
The Chairman’s Report of the 13th NADI Annual Meeting, together with the agenda and programme, are attached.

Documents of 13th NADI Meeting

  1. Chairman’s Report
  2. Agenda
  3. Programme