The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the IORA Secretariat will be hosting the 'Second Meeting of the IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group' (2nd WGMSS).
Ever since the establishment of the Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) as one of the six priority areas of IORA in 2011, IORA has been addressing MSS in the Indian Ocean through a broad range of activities to enhance international cooperation in security and governance to successfully tackle traditional and non-traditional challenges faced by the region. In order to uphold IORA’s objectives of ensuring reliable, uninterrupted and safe movement of people, goods, resources and energy supplies throughout the Indian Ocean Rim, it is essential to promote and deepen MSS cooperation; facilitating collective action to deal with maritime threats such as piracy and terrorism; and enabling engagement among IORA Member States by encouraging greater dialogue and the sharing of best practices.
The forthcoming Meeting to be held by Sri Lanka, in its capacity as the Coordinator Country for IORA’s priority area of MSS, will be held in a hybrid format, welcoming Member State officials and MSS experts.
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