Shangri-La Dialogue returns to Singapore after two cancellations

High-level security summit forges ahead with 2022 in-person meet.

The twice-postponed IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2022 will return to Singapore from 10-12 June 2022, as an in-person event.
The twice-postponed IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2022 will return to Singapore from 10-12 June 2022, as an in-person event. Photo Credit:International Institute for Strategic Studies

The twice-postponed IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2022 will return to Singapore from 10-12 June 2022, as an in-person event.

"At a time of ever-rising interest in Asian security affairs, we look forward to welcoming delegates to Singapore for in-person diplomatic discussions next June," said James Crabtree, Executive Director at IISS–Asia in a statement.

Held annually since 2002, the high-level security summit between heads of state, ministers and other senior figures from global defence and security establishments had been postponed for 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

This year's summit had been cancelled just two weeks before it was scheduled to run on 4–5 June, following news of the cancellation of the World Economic Forum.

The 2022 event will be the 19th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue and follows the IISS Manama Dialogue, which was convened as a face-to-face meeting in 2020, and is set to take place again on 19–21 November 2021 in Bahrain.



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