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What is the Shangri-La Dialogue?

What is the Shangri-La Dialogue?

  • The IISS Asia Security Summit was launched in 2002 by British think tank the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Singaporean government.
  • This annual dialogue brings together defence ministers and military chiefs from 28 Asia-Pacific countries to talk about security in the region.

It gets its name from the location of the meeting, the Shangri-La hotel in Singapore.

Shangri-La Dialogue
  • The Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) is an intergovernmental security forum held annually by an independent think tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore.
  • The Shangri-La Dialogue has evolved into a key strategic gathering of the Asia-Pacific region.
  • It is attended by defense ministers, permanent heads of ministries and military chiefs of Asia-Pacific states.

Indian Ocean Rim Association

  • The Indian Ocean Rim Association is an inter-governmental organization which was established on 7 March 1997.
  • IORA has 21 Member States, mainly littoral Indian Ocean states, and 7 other states as Dialogue Partners.

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