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ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Exercise kicks off in Korea
🗓 May 1, 2019

Busan, Republic of Korea – The Philippine Navy together with other ASEAN and other regional navies joined in the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) Maritime Security and Counterterrorism Exercise this morning, here in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy fleet headquarters at Busan Naval Base.

Philippine Navy contingent commander, Captain Roy Vincent Trinidad together with the officers and men of BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS 17) under Captain Jerry Garrido Jr, attended the ceremony

During the program, Rear Admiral Lee Seong Yeoul, ROK-Navy 3rd Fleet Commander formally opened the exercise and welcomed the participating countries for the ADMM-Plus maritime security combined exercise. He stated that the exercise is an opportunity to hone joint response capability on maritime security issues and to further promote the “friendship, partnership, and relationship” among participating navies.

On the other hand, ROK-Navy Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Park Ki Kyun emphasized the importance of maritime security in the region. In his remarks, “This year’s FTX take the great meaning to establish defense cooperation system and promote friendships. The exercise will provide an opportunity to stabilize the maritime security environment in the region by promoting defense cooperation and trust among participating nations

Eighteen countries will be involved in this multinational maritime security exercise that aimed to increase maritime cooperation, promote information sharing, establish collaborative system and enhance the multinational response capability to maritime security

Twelve participating countries are Australia, Brunei, China, India, Japan Malaysia, ROK, Singapore, Thailand, US, Vietnam, and Philippines. While, six countries joined as observers namely, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, New Zealand and Russia.

This year’s exercise is co-chaired by the Republic of Korea Navy and the Royal Singaporean

The PN’s participation in this exercise manifests its commitment in promoting multilateral cooperation in a multinational environment for peace and stability among ASEAN and other regional navies.

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