South Korea here on Wednesday kicked off the annually-held regional security forum to discuss peace of the Korean Peninsula and the region, according to Seoul's defense ministry.
The eighth Seoul Defense Dialogue (SDD), a vice-ministerial-level multilateral security forum launched in 2012, was set to last for three days through Friday.
It will bring together hundreds of military officials and defense experts from about 50 countries and five international organizations, the Seoul ministry said.
The discussion sessions would be focused on challenges and vision for peace on the peninsula and the region as well as cybersecurity.
The Cyber Working Group sessions would be held on the first day to share views over security challenges in the cyberspace, and the official opening ceremony would take place on the second day.