Ministry Of Defence
Press Release 09 Jun 2022

Singapore To Host 19th Shangri-La Dialogue

1.         Singapore 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.


2.         Minister 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 the SLD.


3.         The 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.