WE, the Defence Ministers of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of lndonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, ‘the Minister of Energy and lndustry at the Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam, gathered here in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 25 May 2016 for the 1Oth ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (hereinafter referred to as “ADMM”);

ADHERING with full commitments to the purposes and principles of the ASEAN Charter that are to serve the interests of the peoples of the ASEAN Member States and to ensure they live in peace with one another and the world at large in line with the ASEAN motto “One Vision, One ldentity and One Caring and Sharing Community”;

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