News:India has joined the Indian Ocean Commission(IOC) as an observer state.
About Indian Ocean Commission(IOC):
- It is an intergovernmental organization that was created in 1982 at Port Louis,Mauritius and institutionalized in 1984 by the Victoria Agreement in Seychelles.
- Member States:Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion (an overseas region of France) and Seychelles.
- Observer States: China, Malta, European Union, International Organisation of La Francophonie(OIF) and now India.
Objectives of IOC:
- Political and diplomatic cooperation
- Economic and commercial cooperation
- Sustainable development in a globalisation context, cooperation in the field of agriculture, maritime fishing and the conservation of resources and ecosystems
- Strengthening of the regional cultural identity, cooperation in cultural, scientific, technical, educational and judicial fields.