Third India-EU Maritime Security Dialogue

Oct 06: The 3rd India-EU Maritime Security Dialogue was held on 5 October 2023 in Brussels. The Indian delegation was led by Ms Muanpuii Saiawi, Joint Secretary for Disarmament & International Security Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and the EU delegation by Ambassador (Ms.) Joanneke Balfoort, Director for Security and Defence Policy, European External Action Service.

The two sides conferred on ways to sustain a secure maritime environment conducive to inclusive growth and global well-being. They reviewed ongoing cooperation initiatives in the maritime domain and avenues of reinforcing international and regional mechanisms for comprehensive maritime security. They explored avenues to strengthen their shared efforts in areas such as countering illicit maritime activities (IMA), maritime law enforcement and capability building. They also discussed cooperation in the enhancement of maritime domain awareness (MDA) and looked forward to a forthcoming India-EU maritime engagement.

It was agreed to hold the next round of the Dialogue on a mutually convenient date.

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