Shangri-La Dialogue to be held in Singapore in June 2022 after two cancellations

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SINGAPORE: The Shangri-La Dialogue will return to Singapore in June 2022 after being canceled for two consecutive years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The high-level security summit is scheduled to be held June 10-12, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said.

“In an era of increasing focus on the geopolitical and defense dynamics of Asia-Pacific, the importance of face-to-face debate among key players in the region is greater than ever,” said declared the organizer on his website Wednesday October 13th. ).

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“While we are all still grappling with the effects of a global pandemic, the IISS is confident that after a two-year hiatus, the Shangri-La Dialogue will once again be a fully face-to-face event.”

Prior to the pandemic, the event had been held annually since 2002, bringing together government ministers, senior officials, business leaders and security experts to discuss developing security challenges in Asia.

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This year’s dialogue was scheduled to take place on June 4 and 5, but it was canceled two weeks before the meeting.

At the time, Singapore introduced new COVID-19 restrictions, limiting the size of groups to two amid increasing community cases of COVID-19. Meals on site have also been suspended.

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