The ASEAN Defence Ministers met at their Retreat in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, on 19 February 2020. The theme “Defence Cooperation for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN” is chosen by Viet Nam as Chair of the ADMM and the ADMM-Plus for this year. In response to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Ministers issued the “Joint Statement of the ASEAN Defence Ministers on Defence Cooperation Against Disease Outbreaks”, which reflects the spirit of solidarity and defence sectoral potential contribution in tackling the Covid-19.

The Joint Statement can be downloaded here.