"New security architecture" urged in Asia

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SG attends ASEAN Summit Caption Background: SG attends ASEAN Summit Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Asian countries are being urged to create a new security architecture for closer regional cooperation.

Speaking to the East Asia Summit, taking place in Myanmar, the UN Secretary-General said that the region was still plagued by historical and territorial disputes.

Ban Ki-moon said increased collaboration between states was beneficial for all.

"The region – and indeed the world – will benefit greatly from a future-oriented Asia that is ever more integrated – engaged – and assuming greater responsibilities commensurate with its clout." (16″)

Mr Ban welcomed the recent efforts by China and Japan to find what he called a "constructive, positive path forward."

The East Asia Summit (EAS) is a regional leaders’ forum focussing on key challenges facing the region.

Daniel Dickinson, United nations

Duration: 57″

 

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