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Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam, opened the 12th Shangri-La Dialogue with a Keynote Address in which he called on the countries of the region to 'build strategic trust' to overcome disputes.
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Cyber intrusion and the North Korean nuclear programme were among the threats to Asia-Pacific security highlighted by Chuck Hagel in his first SLD address as US Secretary of Defense.
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Speaking at Shangri-La for the first time, Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stressed that Europe was a ‘long term partner’ in Asia’s security.
Catherine Ashton on Europe's role in ASia
A speech by Chinese General Qi Jianguo kicked off the final day of this year's Shangri-La Dialogue. Delegates also heard from the defence ministers of France, Canada and the Philippines.
China and Asia's security
The following organisations have generously sponsored the 2013 Shangri-La Dialogue: The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, the Asahi Shimbun, EADS, Mitsubishi Corporation, Singapore Technologies Engineering, and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). We are most grateful for their support and look forward to welcoming delegates from these organisations to future meetings. Important support was also provided by the governments of Australia and Singapore.
The 12th IISS Asia Security Summit took place from 31 May-02 June 2013 in Singapore.
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