Maritime security multi-faceted subject, co-operation of other countries is essential: Maldives Foreign Secretary

Joymala Bagchi |
Dec 13, 2019 22:56 IST

By Joymala Bagchi
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Maritime security is not the accountability of one state and the cooperation of other countries is essential, mentioned Maldives Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed right here on Friday.
“Maritime is a multi-faceted issue. Given the massive volume of trade, the security of Indian Ocean is crucial. It requires all countries to cooperate together. Maritime security cannot be a responsibility of one state,” mentioned Mohamed, whereas chatting with ANI.
Mohamed mentioned: “If one country’s shipping is endangered, it endangers shipping of other countries as well. So cooperation is essential. There has to be an eagerness to find solutions to combat emerging problems.”
Maritime security is being threatened by maritime smuggling, unlawful migration, drug trafficking, transnational crime and maritime terrorism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an occasion final week had mentioned that as an in depth good friend and maritime neighbour, India is dedicated to partnering with the Maldives for its growth.
“India-Maldives cooperation has gone to a different level since the formation of the new government. We have regained the momentum. It includes cooperation in maritime affairs, trying to make maritime a more peaceful and secure place,” mentioned Mohammed.
India and the Maldives concluded the sixth joint fee assembly after signing three MoU and agreements.
India is endeavor a quantity of main tasks and in addition offering coaching in human sources growth, capability constructing, completely different infrastructural tasks. It has additionally energised Indo-Maldives relationship in latest months.
The theme for Indian Ocean Dialogue is — Indo-Pacific: Re-imagining the Indian Ocean by an Expanded Geography. It additionally hosts Delhi Dialogue XI.
For the primary time, these two dialogues are being held consecutively on comparable Indo-Pacific themes. (ANI)

2019-12-13 22:56:29

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