Singaporean police patrol around streets (Source: AFP/VNA)

Singapore (VNA) – Singapore is tightening security on the threshold of the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue, which will kick off on June 1, to ensure safety for delegates from over 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Police said that they are conducting road blocks and stringent security checks at the Shangri-La Hotel and in the vicinity during the three-day event.

The public is advised to comply with the police’s instructions at these checkpoints.

Anyone who carries out activities that compromise security within the area will be dealt with according to the law, police said.

Motorists are advised to avoid roads surrounding the hotel, particularly Anderson Road and Orange Grove Road.

They are also encouraged to plan their journey early as traffic is expected to be slow on these roads, police said.

Hotel visitors are advised to car-pool or take public transport as parking facilities within Shangri-La Hotel will be limited.

Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced, and vehicles found parking indiscriminately or causing obstruction will be towed.

The public is also strongly advised against conducting aerial activities - such as flying kites and unmanned aircraft, and hoisting captive balloons - in the area during this period, police said.

This year’s dialogue is expected to have five discussion sessions, including those on the leadership role of the US and security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, prevention of tension escalation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and shaping Asia’s changing security order.

Discussions will also focus on maritime security, a code of conduct and measures to enhance trust, security and humanitarian issues in the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, among others.
 
The Vietnamese delegation to the dialogue is led by Vietnamese Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich.-VNA