Xi stresses peace at conclusion of major Asian security conference

CCTV News

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A major Asian security conference ended in Beijing Thursday. Foreign ministers from 26 countries attended the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

CCTV’s Wang Hui reports.

Xi stresses peace at conclusion of major Asian security conference

Xi stresses peace at conclusion of major Asian security conference

Foreign ministers from 26 countries met in Beijing for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

In a speech Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out that Asia’s main focus is to promote peace and stability, but that some parts of the region were still in the midst of turmoil and the rising threat of terrorism. Xi urged Asian countries to strengthen their cooperation on security.

“We should uphold and implement the Asian security concept, collect consensus and facilitate dialogue, strengthen coordination, push forward the construction of a security government model with Asian features, jointly create Asia’s future with peace and prosperity,” he said.

Xi stressed China’s position regarding the unrest on the Korean peninsula, and said China would not allow turmoil or war to happen there. He also urged countries to establish a security architecture that fits Asia’s characteristics, and resolve disputes through dialogue and negotiation.

China’s chairmanship of CICA has been extended by two years until 2018. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced it will hold its fifth summit in 2018. CICA will also hold an unofficial foreign ministers meeting during the U.N. General Assembly next year, so member countries can build on their strong inter-relations.