Vietnam attends virtual ASEAN Chief of Army Multilateral Meeting hinh anh 1The 21st ASEAN Chief of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM-21) is virtually held on November 24. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Nghia attended the virtual 21st ASEAN Chief of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM-21) on November 24.

At the meeting, which was chaired by Brigadier General Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan, Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces, Nghia emphasised a variety of traditional and non-traditional security threats, such as sovereignty disputes, cross-border crime, terrorism, cyber security, natural disasters, water security, and diseases.

In particular, the security issue remains complex given that countries are attempting to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

He took the occasion to share the VPA’s experience in responding to the coronavirus outbreak and the recent flooding in central Vietnam, expressing a hope that ASEAN ground forces will promote solidarity and support so as to identify initiatives to strengthen cooperation for effective response to common emerging security threats for regional peace and prosperity.

Discussions at the meeting focused on ASEAN militaries’ cohesion and responsiveness to settle regional security challenges in the new normal following COVID-19.

The ACAMM Chairmanship was then handed over to Myanmar./.