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The International Institute for Strategic
Studies (IISS) has decided, in close consultation with the Singapore
Government, not to convene the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) this year, due to the
continued uncertainties surrounding the global and local COVID-19 situation.
The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) supports this decision to cancel the
SLD this year. Although regretful, it is the responsible course, with the
health and safety of the local community and participants as the foremost
The cancellation of the SLD in no way reflects
any reduced commitment to dialogue and engagement to ensure peace and stability
in Asia and beyond. MINDEF will find alternative and safer avenues for these
We thank our international partners for their
continued support for the SLD, and look forward to welcoming them to Singapore
when the global COVID-19 situation allows.