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will host the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) from 10 to 12 June 2022. This
year’s edition, organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies
(IISS), will see 42 countries in attendance, with 37 Ministerial-level
delegates and more than 30 senior defence officials including Chief of Defence
Forces as well as prominent academics. Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida
will deliver this year’s Keynote Address on 10 June 2022. President Halimah
Yacob will also host delegates to a dinner at the Istana on 11 June 2022.
for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen will speak at the seventh plenary session on 12 June
2022 on the topic “New Ideas for Securing
Regional Stability”. As a regular
feature of the SLD, Dr Ng will host visiting Ministers to Roundtable
discussions on 11 and 12 June 2022. Dr Ng will also conduct bilateral meetings
with Ministers and senior officials from various countries on the sidelines of
SLD was established in 2002, and serves as the premier defence and security
conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the years,
the SLD has provided a valuable, open, and neutral platform for the exchange of
perspectives on defence and security issues and initiatives. The 19th SLD also marks the resumption of SLD
following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.