6th Indian Ocean Conference- 2023

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6th Indian Ocean Conference- 2023

The 6th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) is taking place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from May 12-13, 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The sixth edition of the conference is being organized by the India F   oundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

  • The theme of this year's conference is 'Partnership for Peace, Prosp erity and a Resilient Future'.

  • The conference was inaugurated by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • According to Bangladesh Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shaha ryar Alam, around 150 foreign guests including representatives from D8, SAARC and BIMSTEC will participate in the conference.

  • The IOC is expected to provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of issues related to the Indian Ocean including trade, security, climate change and regional connectivity.

  • The summit is an important event for Bangladesh, as it showcases t he country's growing role in regional affairs and highlights efforts to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the Indian Ocean region.

Aim of the conference

  • The aim of the conference is to bring together high-level government delegations and think tanks from around 25 countries to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation among countries in the Indi an Ocean region.

About Indian Ocean Conference

  • It has been launched by the Delhi-based think tank India Foundation along with its partners from Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

  • The aim of the conference is to bring together Heads of States/Governments, Ministers, thought leaders, scholars, diplomats,        bureaucrats and practitioners from across the region on a single platform.

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