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2024 Shangri-La Dialogue

2024 Shangri-La Dialogue:

The 2024 Shangri-La Dialogue took place in Singapore from 31 May to 2 June.

Some of the highlights from the 2024 dialogue include:

  • The Philippines made a statement regarding the South China Sea conflict, suggesting that China and the Philippines would be ‘crossing the Rubicon’ should a Filipino citizen be killed by Beijing’s ongoing actions in the South China Sea4.
  • Canada announced the deployment of a Harry DeWolf-class Arctic patrol vessel to the Indo-Pacific as part of the country’s effort to deepen its naval presence.
  • The Shangri-La Dialogue has become one of the most important independent forums for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers.
  • It provides a unique platform for debate among government ministers and senior officials, as well as business leaders and security experts, on Asia’s developing security challenges.

The Shangri-La Dialogue :

  • It is Asia’s premier defence summit.
  • It’s a unique meeting where ministers debate the region’s most pressing security challenges, engage in important bilateral talks and come up with fresh approaches together.
  • The Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) is an annual “Track One” inter-governmental security conference held in Singapore.
  • It’s organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), an independent think tank.
  • The forum is named after the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, where it has been held since 2002.
  • The dialogue is attended by defense ministers, permanent heads of ministries, and military chiefs of mostly Asia-Pacific states.
  • It serves to cultivate a sense of community among the most important policymakers in the defense and security community in the region.
  • Besides government delegations, the summit is also attended by legislators, academic experts, distinguished journalists, and business delegates.
  • The 2024 Shangri-La Dialogue took place in Singapore from 31 May to 2 June. The Keynote Address was delivered by Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., President of the Philippines.