The attendance of the Vietnamese delegations at these events aims to affirm Vietnam’s role as an active, proactive and responsible member in promoting defense cooperation among ASEAN members as well as between the bloc and its partners.

Defense Minister General Phan Van Giang, leading a high-ranking military delegation of Vietnam, attends the ADMM-16.

It also shows Vietnam's high support for Cambodia in its role as the Chair of the ADMM and the ADMM Plus 2022 and the country’s goodwill towards the U.S. and Indian partners, thus contributing to promoting the Vietnam-U.S. and Vietnam-India defense cooperation.

Bilateral meetings on the sidelines of these events are also an opportunity to contribute to strengthening defense ties in particular and friendship between Vietnam and partners in general.

Translated by Tran Hoai