US destructive actions lead to tensions in Asia-Pacific region« Back
On October 20-22, the 9th Xiangshan Security Forum is being held in Beijing. The forum is attended by representatives of the armed forces, leading experts of the Asia-Pacific region, defense ministers, as well as the SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov.
"The participants in the forum attract the great attention of the local press, the media, which convey the concern of leaders to the situation in the Asia-Pacific region, and the public must somehow influence their governments in order to strengthen the security of the countries in the Asia-Pacific region," Thus commented on the significance of the forum, TASS military observer, retired colonel Viktor Litovkin.
He also assessed the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region, noting that the situation in the region is very tense.
“She is tense primarily because of the deconstructive actions of the United States. In the Asia-Pacific region they hold two dozen military bases: in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Indonesia. These military bases do not contribute to peace”, said the expert.
The expert also recalled that the United States withdrew from the INF Treaty:
“Most likely, American missiles will be deployed in the Asia-Pacific region, and they will be aimed at China and Russia. We will have to take some kind of retaliatory measures, as a result of which, this will strengthen Russia's relations with other countries of the region. "
In turn, Litovkin assessed the state of Russia's military ties with China:
“Relations between China and Russia are an example to the rest of the world. Although we do not have allied relations with the PRC, there are joint statements, comprehensive cooperation and strategic partnership. We work together to ensure peace and prosperity in this region of the world”.
“Our military-technical cooperation is mutually beneficial, and we have many interesting projects and areas of cooperation: regular joint military exercises, mutual assistance in the supply of weapons, technology and much more,” the expert concluded.