Vietnam to attend 18th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

Defense Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich and a high-ranking Vietnamese military delegation left Hanoi on Thursday for Singapore to attend the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue slated for Friday to Sunday.

Lich is scheduled to deliver a speech at the fifth plenary session on Sunday, focusing on how to prevent conflicts in competitive fields. The Vietnamese delegation's participation affirms Vietnam's active role and responsibility concerning regional and international issues, and demonstrates Vietnam's willingness to boost cooperation and share experience with other countries in dealing with common security challenges.

This year's Shangri-La Dialogue has six plenary sessions featuring the US vision on Indo-Pacific security; DPRK security: next steps; Asia's evolving security order and its challenges; China and international security cooperation; preventing conflicts in contested domains; and ensuring a resilient and stable region.

There are also six simultaneous special sessions on maritime security, defence industrial development and defence cooperation.

Source: VOV5