Vietnamese troops in a bomb and mine detection and clearance activity.

PANO – The first conference of the Experts Working Group on Humanitarian Mine Action under the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM+) will take place in Vietnam in mid-2014.

The General Department of Politics instructs its units to popularize, ensure security and order, and prepare artistic performances for the event.

Earlier, an initiative to form an ADMM+ expert working group on humanitarian mine action to overcome the aftermath of bombs and mines left by wars and conflicts, put forward by Vietnam, was adopted by the second ADMM+ in August 2013 in Brunei. Of which, Vietnam and India are the first co-chairs of the group.

Accordingly, the two countries built an action plan for the group in the 2014-2017 period, which was discussed in the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Working Group (ADSOM WG) and will be approved in the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting-Plus (ADSOM+) at the end of this month.

Translated by Van Hieu