Phnom Penh (FN), Oct 19 - Tea Banh, Minister of Defense, and his senior delegation will participate in the 15th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) from October 23 to 24, 2017, to be held in the Philippines.

Defense leaders of the 10 ASEAN Member States will sign a joint declaration on the 11th ADMM and adopt relevant documents.

The Defense Ministry reported this afternoon that they were officially invited by the Filipino Defense Minister, Delfin L. Lorenzana, to participate in the ADMM and an informal meeting of ASEAN-Japan, ASEAN-US, ASEAN-China.

The Defense Ministry’s senior officials also expected to sign a bilateral agreement on defense  cooperation with Indonesia, and conduct bilateral meetings with Defense Ministers from Singapore and Laos regarding national defense, regional and international security.

Tea Banh will also witness delegating 2018 ADMM Chairmanship from the Philippines to Singapore.