Chinese military working group attends 20th ARF Security Policy Conference: Defense Spokesperson

Ministry of National Defense
Huang Panyue
2023-06-29 17:54:23

BEIJING, June 29 -- Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaogang, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense (MND), introduced the Chinese military's participation in the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Security Policy Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, at a regular press conference on Thursday.

According to Zhang, a working group of the Chinese MND attended the conference held in Jakarta on June 21, where participants from different countries exchanged views on topics including "security threats faced by regional countries", "blue economy" and "confidence-building measures".

He introduced that the Chinese side proposed that the Asia-Pacific region is the common home of the countries in the region, which necessitates strengthening the sense of a community with a shared future. All parties should focus on practical cooperation, strengthen the synergy with the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus and other cooperation mechanisms, and actively carry out cooperation in non-traditional security fields such as counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, military medicine and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR).

"During the conference, the Chinese delegates sincerely invited all countries to attend the 10th BEIJING Xiangshan Forum to be held in China in the second half of this year," added the spokesperson.

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