MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow supports the idea of creation of a collective security system in the Asia-Pacific region, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Monday.
"We advocate the creation of a collective, equal and undivided security system in the [Asia-Pacific] region," Antonov said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel.
According to Antonov, Russia's military cooperation with the Asia-Pacific nations is a part of country's strategy.
The Asia-Pacific region is a territory that includes such countries as China, Japan, South Korea and Australia among others. The level of cooperation between the regional actors has been growing for years in a number of spheres, including economy, security and culture.