Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
The Council of Ministers (COM) is IORA's peak decision-making body, bringing together Foreign Ministers from Member States to discuss policy and agree on future strategic directions.
The 19th Council of Ministers Meeting took place in Abu Dhabi, 7 November 2019, and saw the inclusion of Italy as a Dialogue Partner.
The First IORA Leaders' Summit in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of IORA and its related meetings were held in Jakarta, Indonesia between 5 and 7 March 2017. The summit produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, including:
- Adoption of the Jakarta Concord
- Adoption of the Declaration on Preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
- IORA Action Plan (2017-2021)
The IORA membership will next meet at the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) in the UAE in mid 2020.
Further information can be found on the IORA secretariat website.