Seven years on, Xi's vision for Asian security remains significant, says overseas experts

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-21 20:28:56|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's vision of a common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security strategy for Asia remains alive and strong seven years after he addressed an international summit in China.

"We need to innovate in our security concept, establish a new regional security cooperation architecture, and jointly build a shared, win-win road for Asian security," Xi said in his keynote speech at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai, China, in May 2014.

Xi's remarks carry great significance in a world faced with major changes, and resonate with foreign experts and officials.

The security concept by President Xi has offered a "China solution" to the world in the field of international security, said Tursunali Kuziev, professor at Uzbekistan's University of Journalism and Mass Communications, adding that an Asian community with a shared future is the route towards development and prosperity.

Xi's security concept becomes even more important in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, said Adil Najam, a member of Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Foreign Affair.

Najam believes that not only Asia, but also the world should practice the security concept, adding that it is of great importance to uphold multilateralism and safeguard fairness and justice in building an Asian community with a shared future.

Xi's proposals have laid the foundation for closer connectivity between the people of Asian countries and reflect their aspirations to pursue regional peace, security, stability, prosperity and sustainable development, said Sheradil Baktygulov, consultant at Krygystan's National Institute for Strategic Studies.

The CICA has contributed to confidence building and cooperation among its member states, said Prak Phannara, commercial attache of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in China.

Major progress has been made in the CICA mechanism, he said, adding that Xi's concept has been reflected in China's contributions to the CICA.

Xi's concept has benefited regional security, said Yuri Tavrovsky, head of the Expert Council of the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development.

The strategic trust, mutual benefit, multilateralism, fairness and justice advocated by China will be a "beacon" in international relations, Tavrovsky added. Enditem