Bangladesh will host the 6th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) scheduled to be held between May 12-13 in Dhaka.


About the Indian Ocean Conference

  • It will discuss aspects strengthening cooperation between the countries of the Indian Ocean region.
  • The 6th edition of the Conference is being organised by India Foundation in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
  • Theme —Peace, Prosperity and Partnership for a Resilient Future
  • The Conference endeavours to bring critical states and principal maritime partners of the region together on a common platform to deliberate upon the prospects of regional cooperation for Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).
  • The first edition of the Conference was held in Singapore in 2016.