Australian Defence Minister Visits Cambodia This Week

AKP Phnom Penh, Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, H.E. the Hon Richard Marles MP, is travelling to Cambodia to attend the 9th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus).

According to a media release of the Australian Department of Defence issued this morning, on the back of successful Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits attended by Australian Prime Minister H.E. Albanese two weeks ago, H.E. the Hon Richard Marles MP will participate in the 9th ADMM-Plus on Nov. 23.

The ADMM-Plus is the region’s premier defence dialogue, providing a forum to discuss the key challenges facing the Indo-Pacific, the source added.

While in Cambodia, it pointed out, the Deputy Prime Minister will meet a number of his counterparts, including Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh.

Cambodian Ministry of National Defence is hosting the 9th ADMM Retreat, 9th ADMM-Plus, and Related Meetings in Siem Reap province from Nov. 21 to 23 to discuss the enhancement of regional cooperation towards peace, security and sustainable prosperity.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press