At the 19th IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) meet in Abu Dhabi Maritime Safety and Security, Trade and Investment Facilitation and Tourism and Cultural Exchange are the focus areas and also Blue Economy and Women’s Economic Empowerment. `Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean’ is the theme this year.
Accompanied by a strong official delegation, Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry V Muraleedharan is representing India at the conference and has had discussions with the Indian Ocean littoral states seeking deeper relations in maritime and regional security.
India and IORA
From India’s point of view, the meeting in Abu Dhabi is very critical as to of its most important partners in the IORA –UAE and Bangladesh took over as the new chair and vice-chair for two years 2019-21. Through the strategic shipping lane between Strait of Hormuz Read More