China on Thursday called on countries in the Asia Pacific to build a "new concept of security" so as to conduct cooperation and dialogue based on mutual trust and equality.
"Under current international situation, we think that all countries should build a new concept of security, in a move to build a harmonious and stable Asia Pacific on the basis of mutual trust among countries," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at regular press conference.
"The new security concept will meet the interests of all people in the region," Jiang said, responding to a question concerning a combined naval exercises by India, the United States, Japan, Australia and Singapore held in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday.
The joint naval exercises, which involve three aircraft carriers, hundreds of military aircraft, destroyers, frigates and submarines, was the biggest-ever war games in the international waters between Visakhapatnam and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
China, as an active player in the course of peace, cooperation and development in Asia Pacific, would like to work with other nations to achieve win-win results through dialogue and cooperation, Jiang said.