Xinhua News Agency, Siem Reap, Cambodia, November 23. The Ninth ASEAN Defense Ministers Plus Meeting was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on the 23rd. State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe attended and delivered a speech.
Wei Fenghe said that the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which was just successfully held, drew a grand blueprint for building a modern and powerful socialist country in an all-round way. Under the leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, China will strive to promote Chinese-style modernization, and the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will surely be realized. At present, world peace and development are facing major challenges. Building a community with a shared future for mankind is the right choice and the future lies. All countries should unite rather than split, be fair rather than overbearing, open rather than closed, and mutually beneficial rather than self-interested. regional order that meets the interests of all parties.
Wei Fenghe said that China has always been committed to increasing stability and providing positive energy to the world. China's peaceful development will surely provide new opportunities for global common development and play a constructive role in maintaining world peace and stability. The Chinese military is a force for peace, and is willing to continue to contribute to world peace together with the militaries of other countries. China does not covet the interests of other countries, but its determination to defend its own interests is as firm as a rock. The Chinese military is confident and capable of defeating all invading enemies. The security situation in the Asia-Pacific region is stable but there are worries. The defense departments of various countries should maintain the centrality of ASEAN, implement global security initiatives, insist on focusing on practical cooperation, and work together to build a strong regional security barrier.
The meeting discussed and adopted the "ASEAN Defense Ministers-Plus Joint Declaration on Strengthening Solidarity and Cooperation to Build Harmony and Security".
During the meeting, Wei Fenghe met respectively with the defense ministers of the United States, Vietnam, Laos, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and the Russian Deputy Defense Minister to exchange views on strengthening military cooperation and issues of common concern.
(Editors in charge: Liu Jieyan, Yang Mu)
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