Thursday, December 7, 2023

Australian PM to deliver Shangri-La Dialogue keynote speech

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese will travel to Singapore from 1 to 2 June to deliver the keynote address at the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue.

Through his keynote address to the Shangri-La Dialogue, the Prime Minister will outline Australia’s vision for the Indo-Pacific region.

“At the Shangri-La Dialogue I will outline Australia’s vision for a stable, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific,” said Prime Minister Albanese.

“Australia is committed to expanding and deepening ties with our partners in Southeast Asia to address shared challenges and ambitions.

Convened by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Dialogue is the premier regional forum for senior government and thought leaders to discuss regional security dynamics and challenges.

While in Singapore, Mr Albanese will also meet with Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, for annual bilateral discussions. He said the talks will focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation, implementing the Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement, signed in October 2022, as well as strengthening mutual food and energy security, defence cooperation and trade and investment ties.

“I look forward to the Annual Leaders’ Meeting in Singapore, where Prime Minister Lee and I will discuss the broad range of work underway as part of our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership,” said Mr Albanese.

It is the Prime Minister’s first official visit to both Singapore and Vietnam.

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