Australia urges to resolve Indo-Pacific security issue
The Indo-Pacific condition people aspire to is one underpinned by the rules based order which is open, inclusive, robust and free from coercion, said an Australian official.
Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne made the statement in his keynote address during the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Fullerton Forum in Singapore on Monday. Pyne said countries would be more secure if the region were characterized by respect for international law and standards, where disputes are resolved peacefully, without coercion or the threat or use of force
Pyne urged China to use its growing power to inspire regional trust and confidence, adding the artificial islands Beijing has been building in the East Sea have increased anxiety and diminished regional confidence in China's strategic intentions.