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Conclusion of the Shangri-la Dialogue

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posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 09:13 PM
The Shangri-la Dialogue is a summit on Asian defense infrastructure and policy. This was the 5th annual summit, held from June 2-4 in Singapore. Delgates met in multiple plenary sessions and discussed security issues for the region.

Singapore's Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Lee Hsien Loong, delivers the Keynote Address
Uncertainty and instability in global affairs proved the prevailing theme, which delegates strove to address with a transparent and honest approach. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered a Keynote Address which spoke to the future of Asian security and sought to build on the outward-looking policies of most nations.

Conference Agenda

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Some topics included:

  1. The United Sates and Asia's emerging security architecture
  2. Deploying forces for International Security
  3. Advancing maritime security cooperation
  4. Counter-Insurgency in the 21st Century

Attendees included defence ministers,civilian heads of defence ministries, business delegates, and think-tank and university representatives.

Rumsfeld was also in attendence, which shows just how involved the US can be on these sorts of under the radar, though still entirely public, events can be.

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[edit on 19-6-2006 by Nygdan]

[edit on 19-6-2006 by UM_Gazz]


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