Army chief off to Singapore to attend Shangri-La Dialogue 2024

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin AhmedFile photo

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed left Dhaka for Singapore on Thursday on an official visit.

During the visit, he will attend the “International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue 21st Asia Security Summit-2024” to be held in Singapore from 31 May to 2 June, 2024.

In addition, the army chief will hold bilateral meetings with the Chief of Staff (Army Chief) of the Singapore Armed Forces and high-ranking military and civilian officials from various countries, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.

The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue is Asia’s premier defence summit. It is a meeting where ministers debate the region’s most pressing security challenges, engage in important bilateral talks and come up with fresh approaches together.

It is worth mentioning that the main objectives of this conference are to discuss regional security risks in the Asia region, bilateral discussions on important military matters, and to determine joint action plans to deal with the risks.

The army chief will return to Bangladesh on 2 June after the conclusion of the conference, the release added.