Welcoming H.E. Marcel Escure, Ambassador for Regional Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Zone and Representative/Chair of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the French Republic to the IORA Secretariat.
Dr. Gatot Hari Gunawan, Acting Secretary-General of IORA, and H.E. Escure discussed and highlighted ways to enhance cooperation between IORA-IOC, including strengthening partnerships post Covid-19 and building upon health and economic recovery within the region. The Secretariat also welcomed Prof. Vêlayoudom Marimoutou - Secretary General of the IOC, Mr Laurent Amar - French Permanent Liaison Officer (OPL) to the IOC, Mr Dev Phokeer - Director at IOC, and Mr Marc Maminiaina - Chargé de mission, Officer in Charge at the IOC.