Ukraine’s Zelenskyy to speak in person at Singapore’s Shangri-La Dialogue on Sunday

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy to speak in person at Singapore's Shangri-La Dialogue on Sunday

SINGAPORE: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore on Sunday (Jun 2).

The organisers of Asia’s top defence summit, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), confirmed on Saturday that Mr Zelenskyy will participate in the seventh plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue, titled “Re-Imagining Solutions for Global Peace and Regional Stability”. 

IISS also told CNA on Saturday that Mr Zelenskyy will be attending in person as he seeks to rally support for Kyiv while a Russian offensive gains ground. Reuters earlier reported he would be in Singapore, citing several unidentified sources.

The session will start at 11.30am, Singapore time and will be streamed on IISS’ website and YouTube channel.

“Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s presence at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue comes at an important time. We eagerly await his remarks,” said IISS Director-General and Chief Executive Bastian Giegerich.

The Shangri-La Dialogue is Asia’s premier defence summit to discuss critical security challenges in the Asia-Pacific.  

Security assistance for Ukraine was one of the key issues discussed at this year’s dialogue. US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Chinese defence minister, Dong Jun are also at the summit.

The Shangri-La Dialogue, held annually in Singapore by IISS, started on Friday and ends on Sunday.

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