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Promoting sustained growth and balanced development within the Indian Ocean region, IORA strengthens cooperation and dialogue with Member States namely:

Commonwealth of Australia, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Union of Comoros, French Republic, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Madagascar, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Mozambique, Sultanate of Oman, Republic of Seychelles, Republic of Singapore, Federal Republic of Somalia , Republic of South Africa, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, United Republic of Tanzania, Kingdom of Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Republic of Yemen.

All sovereign States of the Indian Ocean Rim are eligible for membership of the Association. To become members, States must adhere to the principles and objectives enshrined in the Charter of the Association.

Australia

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Bangladesh

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Comoros

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Indonesia

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Iran

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Kenya

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Madagascar

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Malaysia

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Mauritius

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Mozambique

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Oman

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Seychelles

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Singapore

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Somalia

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South Africa

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Sri Lanka

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Tanzania

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Thailand

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United Arab Emirates

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Yemen

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India

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Republic of Maldives

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France

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Australia
Australia
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalCanberra
  • LanguageEnglish
  • CurrencyAustralian Dollar
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Hon. Marise Payne
  • Government Websitehttp://dfat.gov.au
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Joined IORA in 1999
  • CapitalDhaka
  • LanguageBengali
  • CurrencyBangladeshi Taka
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.​
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mofa.gov.bd
Comoros
Comoros
Joined IORA in 2012
  • CapitalMoroni
  • LanguageComorian, Arabic, French
  • CurrencyComorian Franc
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Mr. Mohamed Bascar Dossar
  • Government Websitehttp://beit-salam.km/
Indonesia
Indonesia
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalJakarta
  • LanguageIndonesian, Bahasa, Indonesia
  • CurrencyIndonesian Rupiah
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Mrs. Retno L.P. Marsudi
  • Government Websitehttp://www.kemlu.go
Iran
Iran
Joined IORA in 1999
  • CapitalTehran
  • LanguagePersian
  • CurrencyIranian Rial
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mfa.gov.ir/
Kenya
Kenya
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalNairobi
  • LanguageSwahili, English
  • CurrencyKenyan Shilling
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsMinister of Foreign Affairs: Hon. Dr. Monica Juma
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mfa.go.ke
Madagascar
Madagascar
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalAntananarivo
  • LanguageMalagasy, French
  • CurrencyMalagasy Ariary
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Mr. Naina Andriantsitohaina
Malaysia
Malaysia
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalKuala Lumpur
  • LanguageBahasa Malaysia
  • CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E. YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussei
  • Government Websitehttp://www.kln.gov.my
Mauritius
Mauritius
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalPort Louis
  • LanguageEnglish, French, Mauritian Creole
  • CurrencyMauritian Rupee
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsHon. Mr. Nandcoomar Bodha
  • Government Websitehttp://foreign.govmu.org
Mozambique
Mozambique
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalMaputo
  • LanguagePortuguese
  • CurrencyMetical
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Ms Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo
  • Government Websitehttp://www.minec.gov.mz
Oman
Oman
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalMuscat
  • LanguageArabic
  • CurrencyOmani Rial
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
  • Government Websitehttps://www.omaninfo.om
Seychelles
Seychelles
Joined IORA in 2011
  • CapitalVictoria
  • LanguageEnglish, French, Seselwa
  • CurrencySeychellois Rupee
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH. E. Ambassador Barry Faure
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mfa.gov.sc
Singapore
Singapore
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalSingapore
  • LanguageEnglish, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil
  • CurrencySingapore Dollar
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan
  • Government Websitehttps://www.mfa.gov.sg
Somalia
Somalia
Joined IORA in 2014
  • CapitalMogadishu
  • LanguageSomali, Arabic
  • CurrencySomali Shilling
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E. Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mfa.gov.so
South Africa
South Africa
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalPretoria
  • LanguageEnglish, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, isiNdebele, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Sesotho
  • CurrencySouth African Rand
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Dr. Naledi Pandor
  • Government Websitehttp://www.dirco.gov.za
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalColombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • LanguageEnglish, Tamil, Sinhala
  • CurrencySri Lankan Rupee
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsHon. Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mfa.gov.lk
Tanzania
Tanzania
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalDodoma
  • LanguageEnglish, Swahili
  • CurrencyTanzanian Shilling
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsHon. Prof. Palamagamba Kabudi
  • Government Websitehttp://www.foreign.go.tz
Thailand
Thailand
Joined IORA in 1999
  • CapitalBangkok
  • LanguageThai
  • CurrencyThai Baht
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Mr. Don Pramudwinai
  • Government Website http://www.mfa.go.th
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Joined IORA in 1999
  • CapitalAbu Dhabi
  • LanguageArabic
  • CurrencyUnited Arab Emirates Dirham
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsHis Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Government Websitehttps://www.mofa.gov.ae
Yemen
Yemen
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalSana’a
  • LanguageArabic
  • CurrencyYemeni Rial
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Ambassador Mohammad Al-Hadhrami
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mofa.gov.ye/
India
India
Joined IORA in 1997
  • CapitalNew Delhi
  • LanguageHindi, English
  • CurrencyIndian Rupee
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
  • Government Websitehttp://www.mea.gov.in/
Republic of Maldives
Republic of Maldives
Joined IORA in 2018
  • CapitalMalé
  • LanguageEnglish, Dhivehi, Sinhala
  • CurrencyMaldivian rufiyaa
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid
  • Government Websitehttp://www.foreign.gov.mv
France
France
Joined IORA in 2020
  • CapitalParis
  • LanguageFrench
  • CurrencyEuro, CFP Franc
  • Minister for Foreign AffairsH.E Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian