Indian Ocean Conference discussed Marine Territory Safety

The fourth edition of the Indian Ocean Conference 2019 (IOC 2019) was held in the Maldives from September 3 to 4, at Paradise Island Resort.
|| Elsie Gabriel

The conference was organized by India Foundation in association with the Foreign Service Institute of Maldives and S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
The theme for IOC 2019 was “Securing the Indian Ocean region: Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges”. The 3 main themes include Marine Ecology, Terrorism and, Navigational Security.
The conference was addressed by representatives from 35 countries worldwide, including President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe. Moreover, ministers from 17 countries, officials from 16 countries and scholars from over 10 countries shared their knowledge.
Delegates from over 40 countries including members of parliament, personal armed forces, ambassadors, senior diplomats, senior bureaucrats, prominent authors, academicians, and media personnel attended the conference.
The IOC deliberated on developing an effective regional institutional mechanism for implementation of prevailing norms and rules. This edition of the conference will provide yet another opportunity for stakeholders of the Indian Ocean Region to deliberate on building an institutional framework for managing the threats to regional peace and human security.
IOC provides an opportunity for stakeholders to deliberate on an institutional framework for managing threats to regional peace and human security.

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