Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen outlined 3 principles to build strategic trust in the Asia Pacific region in his Keynote Address to the second IISS Fullerton Forum. The Shangri-la Dialogue Sherpa Meeting takes place 12-14 January in Singapore.
The Fullerton Forum, normally organised in January or February each year, brings together senior defence officials and military officers, as non-governmental experts, from the countries that participate in the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, the Asia-Pacific’s principal pan-regional security and defence institution.
The IISS Fullerton Forum, as part of the intellectual support for the Shangri-La Dialogue, provides an important venue for discussing Asia-Pacific security and defence developments, and facilitates an exchange of views between non-governmental strategic analysts (Including senior IISS staff) and the senior officials and officers who support the participation of defence ministers and armed forces’ chiefs in the Shangri-La Dialogue.
The inaugural Fullerton Forum took place at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on 17-18 February 2013.The 58 delegates to the Fullerton Forum included governmental representatives (both civilian and military) from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.
More on the Fullerton Forum 2013
Keynote Address: Potential Threats to Regional Stability in Asia