SINGAPORE, June 16, 2021 – Singapore’s Ministry of Defence announced a new cybersecurity and information centre of ASEAN will be set up in Singapore for better exchange of information among defence ministries of member countries to combat cyber security threats and misinformation, reported VNA.
The establishment of the centre was approved at the 15th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM 15) held virtually on June 15.
The ministry said the centre will fortify the ASEAN Cyber Defence Network in promoting regional exchanges, interaction and cooperation in cybersecurity matters.
The ADMM 15 adopted a declaration that reaffirmed the regional grouping’s commitment to tackling prevailing and emerging transboundary security threats in the region.
It also approved Singapore’s proposal to host an ADMM Plus conference on countering chemical, biological and radiological threats in 2022. ADMM Plus groups the 10 ASEAN members and eight dialogue partners – Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and the US.