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Defence Minister heads to Singapore for 13th Shangri-La Dialogue

Hanoi , May 30 (VNA) – Politburo member and Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh left Hanoi in the morning of May 30 for Singapore to attend the 13 th IISS Asia Security Summit, better known as the Shangri-La Dialogue.

Hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the annual dialogue will take place from May 30 to June 1.

The agenda of the five plenary sessions that form the dialogue will focus on the contribution of the US to regional stability, the process of advancing military-to-military cooperation and the handling of tensions and conflict management in the Asia-Pacific.

The Shangri-La Dialogue this year will see the participation of many prime ministers, defence chiefs and researchers.

The dialogue will begin on the evening of May 30 with the keynote speech this year being delivered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.