international conference on Asia security from May 30, a Defense Department spokesman said Friday.
Hagel will deliver a speech on President Barack Obama's focus on the Asia-Pacific region at the event widely called Shangri-La Dialogue, Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, told reporters.
"It is an important opportunity to build on the momentum we've achieved in strengthening our engagement and our alliances and partnerships in the Pacific region," Kirby said.
Hagel will also take part in a trilateral meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and South Korean National Defense Minister Kim Kwan Jin on the sidelines of the conference.
Onodera said earlier that Hagel plans to participate in another trilateral round with him and Australian Defense Minister David Johnston, as well as meet bilaterally with him.