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China-Indian Ocean Region Forum

China-Indian Ocean Region Forum:

The China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), held a meeting of the China-Indian Ocean Region Forum in which 19 countries took part but not India.

Highlights of the Meet:

  • Theme: Shared Development: Theory and Practice from the Perspective of the Blue Economy.
  • Participating Countries: Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Oman, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Djibouti, Australia and representatives of 3 international organisations were present.
  • India was reportedly not invited.
  • Marine Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Cooperation Mechanism:
    • China proposed to establish a marine disaster prevention and mitigation cooperation mechanism between China and countries in the Indian Ocean region.
    • China expressed its willingness to provide necessary financial, material, and technical support to countries in need.