Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA):
  • 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
  • 23 member states : Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, France (For Reunion Islands), India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, UAE and Yemen.
  • 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”

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