Vice-President Ansari on two-day visit to Jakarta to attend IORA Summit

New Delhi [India], Mar. 6 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari is embarking on a two-day visit to Indonesian capital Jakarta from today to attend the Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

Connectivity, open maritime trade and rights of navigation are expected to be priority areas to be discussed during his visit.

Vice-President Ansari is also expected to stress on the member countries about evolving common strategies to meet the conventional and non-conventional threats to the security of the member countries.

This is the first Summit level conference hosted by Jakarta, at a time when the regional forum is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Indonesia had played a key role in elevating the IORA to become a summit level forum.

During the summit Indian Ocean Rim Association will produce four documents to make Indian Ocean peaceful, stable, and prosperous region.

These four documents are IORA Concord, IORA Action Plan, IORA Declaration on Preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism, and lastly the Joint Declaration of the IORA business Community to Build Partnership for a Sustainable and Equitable Economic Growth.

The documents have been discussed in the senior officials meeting on yesterday and got supports from 21 IORA member states as well as seven dialogue partners.

These documents will be further discussed at the ministerial level later today and they will be presented to the leaders for consensus tomorrow. (ANI)