Cambodia holds 19th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Meeting (ACDFM-19)

The 19th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Meeting (ACDFM-19) is in progress in Cambodia.

Cambodia hosted the 19th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Meeting (ACDFM-19) yesterday.
The meeting was attended by Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye, Chief of Staff (Army) Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun and Chief of Military Security Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo and other delegations led by General Vong Pisen of Cambodia, Major-General Dato Seri Pahlaw Haji Muhammad Haszaimi Bin Bol Hassan of Brunei, Lieutenant-General Eko Margiyono of Indonesia, Major-General Khamlieng Outhakaisone of Laos, General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang RMAF of Malaysia, Lieutenant-General Andres Castor Centino of the Philippines, Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong of Singapore, General Chalermphon Srisawasdi of Thailand and Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Tan Cuong of Viet Nam.
First, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces took a commemorative photo with the military leaders of ASEAN nations and delivered an opening speech.
Then, Lieutenant-General HUN MANITH and Major General PEN SOKRETHVITHYEA of Cambodia, the host country of AMIM-19 and AMON-12 read out the meeting minutes respectively.
The military leaders of ASEAN countries then discussed the topic of Solidarity for Harmonized Security.
During the meeting, General Maung Maung Aye, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) talked about the important role of the security sector to ensure the sustainable development of three pillars such as economic, political and social sectors under the name of ASEAN, non-traditional security issues around the world and solid cooperation among the armed forces of ASEAN nations.
He continued that this year’s theme is Solidarity for Harmonized Security and there should be mutual trust and unity between the armies in the fight against security threats and other various challenges. Moreover, the powerful countries urged interference in domestic affairs of other countries directly or indirectly that go beyond the non-interference principle of ASEAN.
As the ASEAN is a community for unity, peace and collective responsibilities, the member countries should work together for the current hardships and coming challenges by respecting the sovereignty of other countries.
He then presented the political changes of Myanmar, declaration of State of Emergency for the voting frauds of 2020 multiparty general election, formation of the State Administration Council and undertakings under the five-point roadmap and nine objectives of the SAC, destructive acts of terrorist groups NUG, CRPH and PDF, important situations to hold a free and fair multiparty general election to implement the genuine and disciplined multiparty democratic system and nation based on democracy and federalism.
He also underlined the efforts to hold the multiparty general election within the fixed period despite the destructive elements of terrorist groups that affect the State stability and security, including the law enforcement actions to ensure the State stability and peace of the country.
Then, the leaders approved the Two-Year Activity Working Plan (2022-2024), finalized the Joint Statement of ACDFM-19 and signed in the Joint Statement.
Afterwards, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces made a concluding remark and transferred the chairmanship of ACDFM-20 to Indonesia.
Finally, the delegate of the Indonesian armed forces made a greeting speech and concluded the meeting. — MNA

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