East Asia Summit(EAS) Conference on Maritime Security Cooperation

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News:The fourth East Asia Summit(EAS) Conference on Maritime Security Cooperation will be held in Chennai,Tamil Nadu.

Facts:

About the EAS conference on Maritime Security:

  • The EAS Maritime Security Conference has been organized by the Government of India since 2015.
  • The fourth conference is being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) in partnership with the Governments of Australia and Indonesia.
  • The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) are the knowledge partners of the Conference.
  • The conference will deliberate upon maritime security cooperation under five thematic sessions namely a) Holistic Maritime Security b) Maritime Safety c) Transition to a Regional Blue Economy d) India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans’ Initiative and e) Way Forward.

About East Asia Summit:

  • The East Asia Summit(EAS) was established in 2005.It is a forum of 18 countries.
  • The concept of an East Asia Grouping was first promoted in 1991 by then Malaysian Prime Minister,Mahathir bin Mohamad.
  • It comprises the ten member states of the ASEAN countries along with 8 members Australia, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States.
  • The first summit was held in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia in 2005.India is a founding member of the East Asia Summit.