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ASEAN army chiefs pledge to enhance military cooperation

(Xinhua)

13:38, March 30, 2012

PHNOM PENH, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The 9th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces Informal Meeting (ACDFIM) concluded here on Thursday afternoon, and the participants vowed to build up closer military cooperation towards a region of peace, security, and development.

"The meeting focused on strengthening friendship relations and cooperation among ASEAN military institutions to build up an ASEAN community by 2015 under the theme: One Community, One Destiny," Gen. Pol Saroeun, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, said in a press briefing after the meeting.

"We discussed cooperation on humanitarian activities and rescues during disasters as well as anti-terrorism," he added.

He said at the end of the meeting, the army chiefs signed a Joint Statement to further strengthen cooperation amongst ASEAN militaries for 2013-2014.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Chief of Defence Force of the Malaysian Armed Forces, Gen. Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin said the meeting was held in a friendly environment and concluded with fruitful results for ASEAN's military ties.

"We discussed non-traditional threats including humanitarian assistance and disaster response, peacekeeping operations, counter- terrorism, drug trafficking, and maritime security," he said. " We're committed to working together to address these issues as we, ASEAN, share common borders."

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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