Asia-Pacific countries need to establish a regional framework that the Defense Secretary to address security challenges
5 30, the PLA Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff Ma Xiaotian the (left) participated in the Eighth Asian security conference in Singapore, met with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Xinhua News Agency reporter Gao Chuanshe
SINGAPORE, May 30 (Xinhua correspondent Zhang Yongxing High River) is here to participate in the Eighth Asia-Pacific security conference in Asia, Secretary of Defense and representatives of 30 countries agreed that the Asia-Pacific region is an urgent need to establish a security challenges in many different areas of the solid framework.
Singapore Defense Ministry said in a statement, Secretary of Defense and the 22 day ministerial-level representatives to participate in the Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean at the luncheon, they use this platform on issues of concern were non- officially open discussion. Ministers highlighted the piracy, terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and natural disasters and other non-traditional, transnational security challenges that the current global economic crisis make these challenges more severe.
statement said the ministers agreed that the Asia-Pacific regional security framework should have the following three characteristics: First, open and wide, both large and small countries, including the United Nations and other international and regional organizations should be able to play a role ; the second is a flexible, Asia Pacific and the need for bilateral and multilateral frameworks of formal and informal structure of the network overlap, to allow more opportunities for cooperation and dialogue; three ASEAN as a security framework based on the pillars.
Ministers agreed that the Asia Pacific region with the establishment of trust and a common goal, can be achieved through military transparency and dialogue. Ministers also stressed such as the Asian security conference in the multilateral dialogue to build trust and mutual understanding between countries through the calm and allow the solution to their differences of significant value.
three-day Eighth Asian Security Conference in Singapore in the evening of 29 Shangri-La Hotel opened, there were from 27 countries and regions in Asia-Pacific defense ministers, military leaders, senior diplomats and security experts were invited to regional security and defense cooperation and other issues. China to attend the meeting of the highest representative of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of staff.