Singapore, 11 June 2022 (TDI): Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe, is attending the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue which is being held from Friday to Sunday in Singapore.

Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong met with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe. Wei Fenghe said that China-Singapore relations have continued to develop.

He urged to continue strengthening bilateral pragmatic cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, economy, and trade. Furthermore, to maintain the constant development of bilateral ties.

Singaporean Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong said new changes are taking place in the world and the Asia-Pacific.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed hope that regional countries will strengthen communication and increase mutual trust.

Additionally, Chinese Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe said China and Singapore should continue to maintain strategic mutual trust.

Furthermore, both countries’ militaries have enjoyed a stable development of relations and they should continue to enhance high-level exchanges and practical cooperation.

19th Shangri-La Dialogue summit

The Shangri-La Dialogue is an annual conference held in Singapore.

It brings countries together in the region to discuss the security issues that impact the region’s cohesiveness, peace, and stability.

According to the agenda, the Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, Wei Fenghe will address a plenary session and it is expected to introduce China’s policy.

Moreover to ensure principles and actions on safeguarding true multilateralism, regional peace and stability, and building a shared future for humanity.

In addition, The 19th Shangri-La Dialogue is held by International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) after a two-year COVID-19 pandemic hiatus.

Moreover, Defense Secretary of the US, Lloyd Austin tweeted that “I met with PRC (People’s Republic of China) Minister, Wei Fenghe at the Shangri-La Dialogue.”

Both officials discussed US-PRC defense relations, as well as global and regional security issues.

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