Pentagon Press Secretary John F.
Kirby provided the following statement:
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.
Austin III is looking forward to attending the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 4-5.
This will be the Secretary’s first trip to Southeast Asia.
The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue brings together defense ministers, chiefs of defense, and other high-ranking government officials from approximately 30 countries to discuss security challenges facing the Indo-Pacific.
The Secretary will deliver on-the-record remarks on “Advancing the United States’ Indo-Pacific Strategy,” and hold bilateral and multilateral engagements with regional counterparts on the margins of the event.