India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment as Observer

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News: India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) as Observer.

Facts:

  • Djibouti Code of Conduct(DCOC): It was established in 2009.It is a grouping on maritime matters aimed at repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean Region, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
  • Members: It comprises 18 member states adjoining the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, the East Coast of Africa and Island countries in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • Observer States: India has joined Japan, Norway, the UK and the US as Observers to the DCOC/JA.