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His Excellency Ahmed Al Sayegh participates in 7th Indian Ocean Conference

Sun 11/2/2024

His Excellency Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State, participated in the 7th edition of the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC), which was held in Perth, Western Australia. 

During a session entitled: "Investing in our Shared Future: Going Forward, How can we ensure a future characterized by collective prosperity, sustainability, and connectivity?”, His Excellency underscored the UAE's aspirations for stability and sustainability in the Indian Ocean region. Furthermore, HE Al Sayegh highlighted that the UAE's approach in the region has always been to initiate dialogue and forge partnerships by supporting diplomatic solutions to conflicts, and promoting the role of regional organizations, including the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

His Excellency also affirmed the importance of advancing initiatives that aim to achieve resilient supply chains and develop clean energy projects across all countries in the Indian Ocean region. 

On the sidelines of the conference, HE Al Sayegh met with the Hon. Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, the Hon. Reece Whitby, Western Australia Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, HE Rafaravavitafika Rasata, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar, HE Ali Sabry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and HE Muhammad Faruk Khan, Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. During the meetings, HE Al Sayegh discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation across various fields of common interest.

HE Al Sayegh's participation in the Indian Ocean Conference demonstrates the UAE's political and economic commitment to the Indian Ocean region. 

Notably, the fifth edition of the Indian Ocean Conference was held in Abu Dhabi in 2021. The UAE also participated in the sixth edition, which was held in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 2023.

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