03 June 2017

News Story: Shangri-La Dialogue kicks off amid challenges in Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The 16th Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) opened here on Friday night as senior military officials, diplomats and experts gathered here to address challenges to Asia-Pacific security.

"We must work together through our regional institutions for the common good, reject the de-globalization impulse with a principled and sustained commitment to greater economic integration, embrace opportunities, and address the vulnerabilities of the digital age," said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a keynote speech to open the event.

He called for sharing of intelligence to fight against terrorism as terrorists' networks are transnational.

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