19th Shangri-La Dialogue Kicked Off In Singapore

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SINGAPORE, The 19th Shangri-La Dialogue, hosted by International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), opened here last night, after a two-year COVID-19 pandemic hiatus.

Leading the Chinese delegation to the dialogue, Chinese State Councillor and Minister of National Defence, Wei Fenghe, will address a plenary session tomorrow.

He is expected to introduce China’s policy, principles and actions on safeguarding true multilateralism, regional peace and stability, and building a shared future for humanity.

Wei, on the sidelines of the dialogue, will meet heads of other delegations, on international and regional situation, as well as, bilateral cooperation on defence and security.

Important topics on the agenda of the dialogue include China’s vision on regional order, geopolitical competition control, and climate and maritime security.

Since its launch in 2002 by the British think-tank, IISS, with support of the Singapore government, the Shangri-La Dialogue, officially known as the Asia Security Summit, has been held annually except for 2020 and 2021.