Singapore scores a few firsts as host of Asean defence summits

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen speaking to the media after the ADMM-Plus on Saturday at Shangri-La Hotel. He acknowledged that even getting the 10 Asean nations on board for the multilateral air code was not a given.
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen speaking to the media after the ADMM-Plus on Saturday at Shangri-La Hotel. He acknowledged that even getting the 10 Asean nations on board for the multilateral air code was not a given.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

This year's Asean Defence Ministers' Meeting and its expanded platform, ADMM-Plus, will be remembered for a few firsts.

It is the first annualised ADMM-Plus, which began as a triennial affair in 2010 before becoming biennial.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore scores a few firsts as host of Asean defence summits'. Print Edition | Subscribe