Liang Guanglie to attend a regional security dialogue in Singapore

The Minister of National Defence Liang Guanglie will lead a delegation to attend a security dialogue in Asia-Pacific for the first time, while China seeks to cement relations with its neighbors.

Liang, also a state councilor, will deliver a speech at the 10th Asian security summit organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) based in London, also known as Shangri-La Dialogue, from June 3 to 5 in Singapore.

“This participation indicates the importance China attaches to maintaining and improving the security situation in the Asia-Pacific”, said Guan Youfei, deputy chief of the Defense Ministry’s foreign affairs office during a press conference Wednesday.

On the sidelines of the summit, the Chinese minister will meet his counterparts from American, Singapore and other participating countries.

The Chinese delegation, comprising senior officers, specialists and experts will present the national defense policy and a proposal for strengthening cooperation in the field of regional security, “said Guan Youfei.

The defense ministers and military chiefs from 28 countries in the Asia Pacific region will attend the dialogue.