Vietnam shares view on regional and global security situation at ASEAN Regional Forum

VOV.VN - The nation has shared its views on the current emerging regional and global security situation, including the threat posed by both traditional and non-traditional security challenges.

Deputy Minister of National Defence Hoang Xuan Chien made the statement at the 19th ASEAN Regional Forum Security Policy Conference which was held virtually in Hanoi on June 3.

Those in attendance at the event were made up of delegates from the 27-member ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat. The Vietnamese delegation was led by Deputy Minister Chien.

The conference primarily focused on exchanging views on global and regional situations of common concern under three different discussion topics, including emerging regional and international security challenges.

It also outlined the various orientations needed to deepen defence co-operation in the region moving into the post-COVID-19 period, as well as measures which can build trust, reinforce solidarity, and co-operation between ARF members towards developing a harmonious security.

Deputy Minister Chien shared views on the current emerging regional and global security situation, including traditional and non-traditional security challenges, particularly strategic competition, military conflicts between different countries, and maritime security issues, including in the East Sea.

He emphasized that the Ministry of National Defence of Vietnam hails co-operation in ASEAN, as well as its central role in promoting dialogue and ties between the bloc and partners for the cause of peace, stability, and prosperity.

Deputy Minister Chien said he hoped that all conflicts and disagreements would be resolved through peaceful means on the basis of respect for international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).

The conference shared the opinion of the head of the Vietnamese delegation regarding the ongoing complex traditional and non-traditional security challenges.

Participants agreed with the Vietnamese point of view on resolving differences by peaceful means, as well as upholding the role of ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms such as ADMM+ and ARF in ensuring peace and co-operation in the region.

Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Minister of National Defence made the statement at the 19th ASEAN Regional Forum Security Policy Conference which was held virtually in Hanoi on June 3.

Those in attendance at the event were delegates from the 27-member ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Minister of National Defence. The conference focused on exchanging views on global and regional situations of common concern under three discussion topics, including emerging regional and international security challenges.

It also outlined orientations for deepening defence cooperation in the region in the post-COVID-19 period, as well as measures to build trust and reinforce solidarity and cooperation between ARF members towards harmonious security.

Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Minister of National Defence shared views on the current emerging regional and global security situation, including traditional and non-traditional security challenges, particularly strategic competition, military conflicts between countries, maritime security issues, including the East Sea.

Deputy Minister Hoang Xuan Chien emphasized that the Ministry of National Defence of Vietnam hails cooperation in ASEAN as well as ASEAN's central role in promoting dialogue and cooperation between ASEAN and partners for the goal of peace, stability and prosperity.

Chien said he hoped that all conflicts and disagreements would be resolved by peaceful means on the basis of respect for international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982).

The conference shared the opinion of the head of the Vietnamese delegation on the ongoing complex traditional and non-traditional security challenges.

Participants agreed with Vietnam's point of view on resolving differences by peaceful means, and upholding the role of ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms such as ADMM+, and ARF in ensuring peace and cooperation in the region.