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Carter Attends Shangri-La Dialogue, Meets With Asia-Pacific Defense Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Australia's Minister of Defense Kevin Andrews while attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. The dialogue, also known as the Asia Security Summit, are a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss security challenges and opportunities.
 DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Australia's Minister of Defense Kevin Andrews sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Agreed Facilities and Areas while attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • John Chipman, director-general and chief executive of The International Institute for Strategic Studies, walks with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter shortly before Carter delivered the opening plenary speech to kick off the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.
 DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani walks on stage to greet U.S. Defense 
Secretary Ash Carter prior to Carter's opening plenary speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the opening plenary speech to kick off the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. Carter spoke of strengthening relations between Asia-Pacific nations and countered provocative land reclamation efforts by China.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Attendees listen from the ballroom floor as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers the opening plenary speech to kickoff the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Members of Japan's press corps crowd the room as Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter poses with Australia's Minister of Defense Kevin Andrews and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani shortly before meeting at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a meeting with Australia's Minister of Defense Kevin Andrews, lower left, and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a meeting with Australia's Minister of Defense Kevin Andrews and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has a conversation with Singapore's Prime Minster Lee Hsien Loong at a luncheon while attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Chinese Adm. Sun Jianguo during a luncheon of while attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with the Minister of Defense of Malaysia Hishammuddin Hussein during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter joins hands with the South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo, right, and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani before a meeting, during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts a meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo, second from left facing table, and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani , second from left, lower, during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter poses for a photograph with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter sits for a brief meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min Koo during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett