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The Asia Security Summit
Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull called for a rules-based regional order in which nations could pursue their interests without fear of coercion.
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James Mattis reassured the Asia-Pacific that the US remains committed to strengthening regional alliances and reinforcing its military capabilities.
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The defence ministers of Japan, Australia and France offered their perspectives on the importance of nurturing the regional rules-based order. North Korea's nuclear programme, the South China Sea disputes and climate change were all cited as stresses that demanded unified responses.
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The defence ministers of Malaysia and Canada, and the Chairman of the Pakistan Armed Forces' Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, called for the deployment of strength and unity in the face of challenges such as religious extremism and natural disasters brought about by climate change. Each nation had to exercise trust and restraint.
Defence ministers from the Philippines and Indonesia joined the Secretary-General of ASEAN in analysing common ways to address regional security threats. Panellists agreed that to tackle issues such as religious extremism and the South China Sea disputes, joined-up responses were required.
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Ministers from New Zealand, Russia and Singapore offered varied perspectives on how the region should handle security challenges. While panellists differed in their approaches, there was consensus that only by providing security and stability could economies truly flourish.
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The 16th Asia Security Summit took place from 2 to 4 June in Singapore.
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