BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- The 8th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM)-Plus was held via video link on Wednesday.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe attended the meeting and delivered a speech.
Noting that the world today is experiencing multiple crises rarely seen before, Wei called on all countries to strengthen solidarity and cooperation, and join hands in building a community with a shared future for humanity.
China attaches great importance to security cooperation with other countries and fully understands and respects the legitimate concerns of all countries, Wei said, highlighting China's rock-solid will and determination in safeguarding its core national interests on issues related to Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and the South China Sea.
He urged all parties in the region to follow a vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security for the world, and jointly build and leverage the mechanism of the ADMM-Plus.
China will actively participate in cooperation within the mechanism and make greater contributions to regional peace and stability, he said.
A declaration was also adopted at the meeting. Enditem