Shangri-La Dialogue

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The Hon Richard Marles MP

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30 May 2024

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP, will attend the 21st Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore from 31 May - 2 June 2024. 

Convened by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Shangri-La Dialogue is the region’s pre-eminent security forum. The Shangri-La Dialogue brings together governments and experts to discuss some of the key challenges facing the Indo-Pacific.

The Deputy Prime Minister will deliver remarks during the third plenary session on ‘Building Cooperative Security in the Asia Pacific’.  

While in Singapore, the Deputy Prime Minister will also participate in the 12th Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) Defence Ministers’ Meeting. The FPDA continues to provide a valuable contribution to regional security by deepening practical collaboration between member nations – Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. 

Quotes attributable to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP: 

“This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue will provide another opportunity for key meetings, particularly with many of my regional counterparts, to discuss opportunities for closer cooperation to ensure our region’s stability and prosperity.

“Investing in Australia’s defence relationships and regional institutions are a priority of this Government, and a focus under the National Defence Strategy. 

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