You can not live in the XXI century with the outdated thinking of the Cold War and the zero-sum games, Xi said. "No country should seek absolute security for itself at the expense of others"
The President of China, Xi Jinping called for a common security strategy, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable Asia. Xi made the proposal in Shangahi to deliver the keynote address at the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, compared with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Asia has reached a crucial stage in security cooperation. The region, home to 67 percent of the world's population and a third of the global economy, you need to build on the achievements of the past and strive for new progress, said Xi. "We need to innovate in our concept of security, establish a new architecture of regional security cooperation and jointly build a shared and benefits for all in favor of Asian security way," said the Chinese president.
NO COLD WAR MENTALITY
We can not have security only for one or a few countries and leaving others unsure. "A military alliance directed against a third party is not conducive to the common regional security," said the president.
Xi called equitable security for each Asian country and said that everyone has an equal right to participate in matters of regional security and the same responsibility to defend the security. "No country should try to dominate or infringe upon the rights and interests of other countries," said the Chinese president.
Xi said that diversity and differences must be transformed into energy and a driving force for security cooperation. "We must be guided by the basic norms governing international relations, such as respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, non-interference in internal affairs, respect for social systems and development paths chosen," added Xi .
The president stressed the importance of safety in both traditional areas and in non-traditional. He promised "zero tolerance" to terrorism, separatism and extremism.
The security challenges in Asia are extremely complicated, including sites in conflict sensitive issues and ethnic and religious issues, Xi said. "We must take into account the historical background and the reality of security issues in Asia, a multidimensional and comprehensive approach, and enhance regional security in a coordinated manner," he said.
traslation: Belén Zapata