亚太国家防长就海上安全召开会议 Asia-Pacific Defense Chiefs Meet on Maritime Security

18 October, 2011

27个亚洲-太平洋国家的军事部门高级领导人本周将在夏威夷举行会议。南中国海的争端不断增加,他们将就与之相关的问题举行会谈。美国国防部主持这次年度会议。会议于星期一开始,一直进行到星期四。美国防部说,27个与会国家中包括澳大利亚、日本和韩国。五角大楼说,今年会议的主题是“亚太地区海上安全的多边途径”。有关官员经常将各国同时宣称在南海地区拥有权利的争端视为一个海上安全问题。

Senior military leaders from 27 Asia-Pacific countries are meeting this week in Hawaii for talks dealing with issues raised by a growing dispute in the South China Sea.The U.S. Defense Department is hosting the annual conference, which began Monday and runs through Thursday. It said Australia, Japan and South Korea are among the 27 nations attending.The Pentagon said the theme of this year's conference is "multilateral approaches to maritime security in the Asia-Pacific." Officials routinely refer to the dispute over competing claims in the South China Sea as a maritime security issue.