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Terrorism is a threat which is faced by all countries including Thailand and other ASEAN member countries. At the end of this year, ASEAN member countries and dialogue countries will attend a joint anti-terrorism drill for the peace and security of the region.
Lt. Gen. Chatchai Phattharanavik, Commander of the Global Counterterrorism Operations Center, recently held a press conference on the intermediate training plan preparation meeting of the working group of anti-terrorism experts under the framework of the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) which was also attended by the Ministers of Defense of dialogue countries.
The meeting was attended by 17 member countries, consisting of nine ASEAN member countries except Brunei Darussalam, and eight dialogue partners including Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United States.
The meeting exchanged views and information in order to maximize the effectiveness of joint anti-terrorism action. The member countries have approved a deployment structure, and a training program, as well as guidelines for the collaboration of the ASEAN Military Medical Center in developing effective medical operations to support anti-terrorism initiatives.
In addition, there will be a problem-solving exercise on the table in Thailand in September 2019 and field training in the People’s Republic of China in November 2019, to ensure the peace and security of the region.