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Defence Ministers Meet In-Person For First Time In Singapore

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China's state-run CGTN has confirmed that Defence Minster Wei Fenghe met with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III at the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) in Singapore earlier today.

  • This is the first in-person meeting between the two, with the only previous talks taking place over the phone in April 2022 as part of a 45 minute discussion.
  • Austin will deliver a speech on 11 June at 0830 local time (2030ET/0130BST/0230CET), with Wei speaking on 12 June at 0835 local time (2035ET/0135BST/0235CET), about their nations respective security stances in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The SLD is the premier security dialogue meeting in Asia, with over 500 delegates from 40 nations expected to be in attendance. The session will be opened by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaking at 2000 local time (0800ET/1300BST/1400CET). He is the first Japanese leader to address the meeting since 2014.
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China's state-run CGTN has confirmed that Defence Minster Wei Fenghe met with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III at the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) in Singapore earlier today.

  • This is the first in-person meeting between the two, with the only previous talks taking place over the phone in April 2022 as part of a 45 minute discussion.
  • Austin will deliver a speech on 11 June at 0830 local time (2030ET/0130BST/0230CET), with Wei speaking on 12 June at 0835 local time (2035ET/0135BST/0235CET), about their nations respective security stances in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The SLD is the premier security dialogue meeting in Asia, with over 500 delegates from 40 nations expected to be in attendance. The session will be opened by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaking at 2000 local time (0800ET/1300BST/1400CET). He is the first Japanese leader to address the meeting since 2014.