The 17th IORA Council of Ministers (COM) meeting was convened in Durban, South Africa on 18 October, 2017. Foreign Ministers from the 21 IORA Member States, 7 Dialogue Partners and a number of key partner institutions attended this year’s meeting.
Theme: “IORA – uniting the peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East through enhanced co-operation for peace, stability and sustainable development”.
The 17th Council of Ministers and its related meeting preceded by the following related events:
14 October – 23rd Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG)
14 October – 23rd Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum (IORBF)
15 October – 17th Working Groups on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
15 October – Sub-Committee on Finance (SCF)
16/17 October – 19th Committee of Senior Officials (CSO)
17 October – Interactive Dialogue between Senior Officials and Dialogue Partners
18 October/17th Council of Ministers (COM)