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|Sri Lanka to hold SASEAN in November 2014|
Defence Chiefs' Dialogue- 2014
Sri Lanka will initiate and host the inaugural South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs' Dialogue- 2014 in November in Colombo, Defence news source said.
The conference, first of its kind, will be held, with the participation of Defence Chiefs in the region, from 27th to 29th November at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and the Water's Edge Hotel in Battaramulla.
In addition to the eight SAARC and ten ASEAN member nation defence chiefs, high ranking defence officials from China and Russia are also expected to participate as observers.
The SASEAN Dialogue is initiated with the objective of promoting regional peace and stability through dialogue and cooperation in the spheres of defence and security, promoting mutual trust and confidence through greater understanding of defence and security challenges, and contributing to the establishment of a SASEAN Security Community (SSC), the organizers said.