04 Jun '11, 3pm

Delegates attend dinner at Istana

Delegates attend dinner at Istana

SINGAPORE: Delegates attending the Shangri-La Dialogue, which is now into its 10th year, attended a dinner on Saturday at the Istana. Defence ministers and leaders commemorated the 10th anniversary of the international security conference with a dinner hosted by Acting President Abdullah Tarmugi. President SR Nathan is on a state visit to Mauritius between June 4 and 7. Also present at the dinner was Acting Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on overseas leave from June 2 to 6. The dialogue was started in 2001 by British independent think-tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Since 2002, ministers and military chiefs from the Asia-Pacific countries have gathered at Singapore's Shangri-La Hotel to discuss the region's defence and security issues. Founder of the dialogue, Dr John Chipman, was also at the event. "The Asian...

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