Singapore to resume Shangri-La Dialogue this year hinh anh 1Singaporean Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen (Photo: straitstimes)
Hanoi (VNA) - The annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore will take place this year after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Singaporean Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen has said.

The Shangri-La Dialogue will resume this year, as more effective safety measures against COVID-19 are in place and vaccinations ongoing, he said in a social media post.

The event is scheduled to be held from June 4-6 by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Neither the expected format nor number of attendees has been revealed.

Launched in 2002, the defence forum has attracted heads of state, high-ranking military officials, diplomats and weapons makers from around the globe./.