Durban venue of 18th IORA Council of (Foreign) Ministers Meetings
On 2nd November 2018, South Africa hosted the 18th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of (Foreign) Ministers Meetings (COM) in Durban under the theme of “IORA – Uniting the Peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East through Enhanced Co-operation for Peace, Stability and Sustainable Development”. This meeting was held during the on-going celebrations of the 150th year of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela. The Indian delegation was led by Gen.(Dr.) VK Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs. The IORA is an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean. The Association comprises 21 member states and its headquarters is located at Ebene, Mauritius.