Southeast Asia hails first multilateral air meeting code in the world
Southeast Asian countries agreed on guidelines for managing unexpected clashes between their military planes. Singapore, the host country, sees the pact as a world first and says they would encourage their international partners to join it. The agreement, signed by the defence ministers of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a conference in Singapore, includes a regional pact on the exchange of information on terrorist threats. Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said at a press conference that he is pleased to announce that the first multilateral guidelines on air-to-air meetings between military aircraft have been adopted.