ASEAN disaster-relief exercise set for Chonburi Sept. 1-11

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Defense officials from across Southeast Asia will join military medical experts in Chon­buri Sept. 1-11 for the ADMM-Plus Military Medicine and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise.

Defense officials from across Southeast Asia met to discuss the upcoming ADMM-Plus Military Medicine and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise scheduled for Sept. 1-11 in Chonburi.
Defense officials from across Southeast Asia met to discuss the upcoming ADMM-Plus Military Medicine and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise scheduled for Sept. 1-11 in Chonburi.

Lt. Gen. Somsak Rungsita, director of the Defense Ministry’s Office of Policy and Planning, announced details of the Asian Defense Ministers working group meeting with officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Laotian Defense Ministry, and military doctors from Russia and Japan at the Grand Heritage Hotel.

Somsak said ASEAN members continually cooperate on humanitarian and disaster relief, formation of a joint economic community, and security. Planning for the September meeting took place in Pattaya July 11-15.

The meetings heard the results of a three-year effort by a team of experts on relief approved by ASEAN. The schedule included determination of scope of the upcoming integrated training, and planning for all three stages of the exercise.

Exercise events involving about 2,000 people will be held at the 14th Military Circle, U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya Airport and Koh Sichang.