KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will be attending the sixth Xiangshan Forum in Beijing from Friday until Sunday. A defence ministry spokesman said Hishammuddin, who is also the chairman of ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM), is scheduled to deliver a speech this Friday at the forum.
“He will also be delivering the keynote address at the first plenary session on ‘Asia-Pacific Security Trends: Opportunities and Challenges’ at the same function. Meanwhile, the defence ministers from 16 countries were expected to attend the forum including from Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Indonesia. In additional, the biennial forum launched in 2006 is a platform to discuss security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region,” the spokesman said.