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Indian Ocean Rim Association


Overview:


EstablishedMarch 1997.
Membership21 Members
HeadquarterEbene, Mauritius.
Secretary GeneralDr Nomvuyo N. Nokwe (from South Africa)

IORA (Indian Ocean Rim Association) is a regional intergovernmental international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.

Establishment of the Forum:

The IORA was established in March 1997. But initially, it was established as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative in Mauritius on March 1995.

Members of the Forum:

Currently, IORA comprises 21 permanent member states and 7 dialogue partner states.

Permanent Members:

flag-iconBangladeshflag-iconIndia
flag-iconSri-Lankaflag-iconIran
flag-iconKenyaflag-iconTanzania
flag-iconComorosflag-iconSeychelles
flag-iconMozambiqueflag-iconMadagascar
flag-iconMauritius
flag-iconUAEflag-iconOman
flag-iconYemenflag-iconSomalia
flag-iconSouth Africaflag-iconThailand
flag-iconMalaysiaflag-iconSingapore
flag-iconIndonesiaflag-iconAustralia

Dialogue Partner States:

flag-iconJapanflag-iconChina
flag-iconEgyptflag-iconFrance
flag-iconGermanyflag-iconUnited Kingdom
flag-iconUnited States

The Objectives of Forum:

The main objectives of IORA are to promote sustained growth and balanced development in the Indian Ocean region. The IORA also focuses on maritime safety and security, trade and investment facilitation, fisheries management, disaster risk management, tourism and cultural exchange, academic science and technology, Blue economy and women's economic empowerment.

Headquarter:

The Secretariat of IORA is situated in Cyber City, Ebene, Mauritius.

India and IORA:

India is an active member of the IORA and participates in every meeting of IORA.




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