– Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivered a speech at the 9th ASEAN Defense Ministers Plus Meeting (ADMM-Plus) here in Cambodia‘s northwestern Siem Reap province on Wednesday. .
Wei said the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which recently closed successfully, drew up a grand plan to build a great modern socialist country in all respects.
He added that under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, China will strive to promote China’s modernization and the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will surely be achieved.
Wei said that at present, world peace and development are facing great challenges, and building a community with a shared future for mankind is the right choice, as the future of the world lies in it.
He said that all countries must come together instead of dividing, and must be fair instead of authoritarian, open instead of closed, and mutually beneficial instead of selfish, to build a regional order that addresses the concerns and meets the interests of all. the parts. .
Wei said China has always been committed to strengthening stability and bringing positive energy to the world.
He added that China’s peaceful development will surely bring new opportunities for world 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 contributing to world peace together with other countries’ militaries, Wei said, adding that China does not covet other countries’ interests, but stands firm in defense. their own interests.
The Chinese army is confident and capable of defeating all invading enemies, he said.
Noting that the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region remains stable but with worrisome factors, Wei said the defense departments of various countries should maintain the centrality of ASEAN, implement the Global Security Initiative, seek focus on practical cooperation and work together to build a strong regional security barrier.
The 9th ADMM-Plus discussed and adopted a joint statement on defense cooperation to strengthen solidarity for harmonized security.
During the meeting, Wei respectively met with the defense ministers of various countries, including the United States, Vietnam, Laos, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, as well as Russia‘s deputy defense minister, and exchanged views on promoting military cooperation and issues of common interest. ■