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New Zealand defence minister looking for talks with China at Shangri-La Dialogue

Source: Xinhua   2016-06-02 10:46:20

WELLINGTON, June 2 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will be holding bilateral talks with counterparts from China and Southeast Asia at the 15th annual Shangri- La Dialogue in Singapore this weekend.

"The Shangri-La Dialogue provides a unique opportunity to engage with a range of regional partners to discuss the key security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region and how best to tackle them," Brownlee said in a statement Thursday.

As well as attending dialogue sessions, he will hold bilateral meetings with counterparts from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, France and the United Kingdom.

"New Zealand has a proud history of active defence engagement in the Asia-Pacific region," Brownlee said.

"As a trade-dependent island nation, our economic prosperity and development is underpinned by a stable and secure Asia-Pacific region."

The Shangri-La Dialogue brings together defense ministers, military chiefs and senior officials from around the Asia-Pacific to discuss security issues in the region, and around 30 countries are attending this year.

Brownlee would be accompanied by Chief of Defence Force Tim Keating.

Editor: Tian Shaohui
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New Zealand defence minister looking for talks with China at Shangri-La Dialogue

Source: Xinhua 2016-06-02 10:46:20
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WELLINGTON, June 2 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will be holding bilateral talks with counterparts from China and Southeast Asia at the 15th annual Shangri- La Dialogue in Singapore this weekend.

"The Shangri-La Dialogue provides a unique opportunity to engage with a range of regional partners to discuss the key security challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region and how best to tackle them," Brownlee said in a statement Thursday.

As well as attending dialogue sessions, he will hold bilateral meetings with counterparts from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, France and the United Kingdom.

"New Zealand has a proud history of active defence engagement in the Asia-Pacific region," Brownlee said.

"As a trade-dependent island nation, our economic prosperity and development is underpinned by a stable and secure Asia-Pacific region."

The Shangri-La Dialogue brings together defense ministers, military chiefs and senior officials from around the Asia-Pacific to discuss security issues in the region, and around 30 countries are attending this year.

Brownlee would be accompanied by Chief of Defence Force Tim Keating.

[Editor: huaxia]
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