• IORA stands for Indian Ocean Rim Association
  • It consists of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean
  • The IORA is a regional forum which bring together representatives of Government, Business and Academia, for promoting co-operation and closer interaction among them
  • 21 member states : South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Iran, Oman, UAE, Yemen, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Somalia.
  • Maldives, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar are not members
  • Secretariat of IORA is located at Ebene, Mauritius.
  • The organisation was first established as Indian Ocean Rim Initiative in Mauritius on March 1995 and formally launched in 1997 by the conclusion of a multilateral treaty known as the Charter of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation
  • Current chairmanship : Indonesia
  • Map: (Somalia is not shown in this. Add that) (Taken from Wikipedia. Not up to scale. For educational purpose only)




Factual Information:

  • The 2017 Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit (March 5-7, 2017) was the first IORA Summit. Held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Theme wasStrengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean”