I will visit Singapore on Friday 1 June and Saturday 2 June for the 11th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Dialogue: The Shangri-La Dialogue.
This is my third visit to Singapore as Defence Minister, and the second time I have attended the Shangri-La Dialogue.
I will be joined at the Dialogue by the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Duncan Lewis, and the Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley.
I look forward to participating in the Shangri-La Dialogue and the plenary session discussion on Deterrence and Regional Security.
In addition to participating in the Dialogue, I look forward to holding bilateral talks with my Defence Ministerial counterparts on the range of defence and security issues of mutual interest.
The Dialogue is attended by Defence Ministers across the world and is an opportunity to strengthen Australia’s bilateral defence relationships, progress defence cooperation initiatives and enhance regional security mechanisms.
Mr Smith’s Office: Andrew Porter (02) 6277 7800 or 0419 474 392