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The 21st IORA Council of Ministers’ Meeting and the 23rd Committee of Senior Officials’ Meeting in Dhaka.

  • Theme of Event

    Council of Ministers

  • Venue
    In-person (Dhaka) & Virtual Meeting
  • Date
    15 – 17 Nov 2021

The People's Republic of Bangladesh, as the incoming Chair of IORA, will host the 21st IORA Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting on 17 November 2021 and the 23rd Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) and its related Meetings from 15 – 16 November 2021, in a hybrid format (in-person & virtual).

The People's Republic of Bangladesh will assume the position of the IORA Chair in November 2021 during the 21st IORA COM Meeting, being held in a hybrid format in Dhaka. The Chairship of Bangladesh is to run from 2021 – 2023, with the new Vice-Chair, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates now taking the position of the Past-Chair.


The forthcoming Ministers' meeting will be preceded by the 23rd CSO Meeting from 15 – 16 November 2021, taking stock of the Associations progress, and to endorse the next IORA’s Action Plan (2022 – 2027).


The meetings' schedule is as follows: 

  • 15 – 16 November 2021 – 23rd IORA Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) Meeting;
  • 16 November 2021 - Interactive Dialogue Session between IORA Senior Officials and Dialogue Partners; and
  • 17 November 2021 – 21st IORA Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting
  • 17 November 2021 – Strategic Dialogue on the Impact of Covid-19 and perspectives of economic recovery in the Indian Ocean Region


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