Bangladesh, the current IORA Chair, hosted the 22nd IORA COM Meeting on 24 November and 24th CSO Meeting on 22-23 November 2022 in Dhaka.
The People's Republic of Bangladesh, the current IORA Chair, hosted the 22nd IORA Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting on 24 November 2022 in Dhaka. The COM was preceded by the 24th Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials held on 22-23 November.
Five Ministers and 13 in the rank of State Ministers/Deputy Ministers/Assistant Ministers from 23 Member States of IORA and 10 Dialogue Partners joined the Ministerial Meeting.
The COM adopted some important policy and strategic documents including IORA's Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and Regulations related to Dialogue Partnerships.
Bangladesh assumed the position of the IORA Chairship at the 21st IORA COM Meeting in Dhaka held on 17 November 2021 and adopted the theme of “Harnessing the opportunities of the Indian Ocean sustainably for inclusive development” for its Chairship from 2021 – 2023.