The Third Indian Ocean region Dialogue (3rd IOD) was held in Padang, Indonesia on 13-14 April 2016. The Dialogue was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and The Habibie Center (THC), with the support of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Secretariat.
The “Padang Consensus” was issued as the main outcome of the event. The participants of the Dialogue discussed five major themes:
(a) strengthening rules-based regionalism in the Indian Ocean region;
(b) piracy and armed robbery, illicit trafficking and maritime terrorism;
(c) regional cooperation in combating IUU fishing;
(d) the role of naval powers in enhancing security in the Indian Ocean region; and
(e) energy security in the Indian Ocean region.