Admiral leads China's Shangri-La summit team

Admiral Sun Jianguo will elaborate on China's foreign and defence policies at the Shangri-La Dialogue, which starts on Friday.
Admiral Sun Jianguo will elaborate on China's foreign and defence policies at the Shangri-La Dialogue, which starts on Friday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

BEIJING - A Chinese delegation led by Admiral Sun Jianguo, Vice-Chief of Staff of the People's Liberation Army, will take part in the Shangri-La Dialogue held in Singapore later this week, a Defence Ministry spokesman said yesterday.

During the three-day meeting from Friday to Sunday, Adm Sun will elaborate on China's foreign and defence policies.

He will also detail "the Chinese military's international cooperation on global security matters, and its provision of public security products to the global community", spokesman Yang Yujun told a press conference yesterday.

Adm Sun will propose initiatives on beefing up collaboration and dialogue between militaries from different countries and on jointly safeguarding regional security in the Asia-Pacific, the spokesman added.

Meetings between Adm Sun and military leaders from other countries will also take place on the sidelines of the summit.

Widely recognised as the Asia-Pacific's foremost defence and security summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue brings together defence ministers, senior officials and security experts to exchange views on key issues that shape the defence and security landscape of the region.

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