SINGAPORE, June 2 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese military official called for peaceful coexistence among countries and jointly safeguarding Asia-Pacific security on Friday, reiterating that China will always follow the path of peaceful development.
Lieutenant General He Lei, vice president of the Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, made the remarks here at a press briefing after attending a reception and opening dinner held for participants of the 16th Shangri-La Dialogue.
"China always adheres to the path of peaceful development, and believes that all countries, big or small, strong or weak, should be equal, coexist peacefully and jointly safeguard security in the Asia-Pacific region," He Lei said.
He Lei, who heads the Chinese delegation to the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue, said the Chinese delegation will expound on China's foreign policy of peace as well as its defensive national defense policy, particularly against the backdrop of various security risks and challenges in the international situation.
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