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, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the US.