Colombo Security: Maritime Cooperation

  Dec 09, 2023

Enhancing Maritime Safety and Countering Terrorism

Colombo Security Conclave’s 6th Meeting
FAQs on the 6th Colombo Security Conclave Meeting

1. What is the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC)?

CSC is a regional security forum comprising India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and Maldives, focusing on maritime safety, counter-terrorism, transnational crime, cyber security, and disaster relief.

2. Where and when was the 6th CSC meeting held?

The 6th CSC meeting was held in Mauritius on December 7, 2023.

3. Who attended the 6th CSC meeting?

National Security Advisers of India, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius, along with delegates from Seychelles and Bangladesh, participated in the meeting.

4. What were the key outcomes of the meeting?

The meeting agreed on a 2024 roadmap, launched an Ocean Information Services portal, and proposed joint working groups on issues like trafficking, organised crime, and disaster relief.

5. What are the pillars of cooperation in CSC?

The CSC focuses on five pillars: maritime safety and security, countering terrorism, combating trafficking, cyber security, and humanitarian assistance.

6. What is the significance of CSC for regional security?

CSC plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, security, and stability of the Indian Ocean Region against various traditional and emerging challenges.

7. When and where is the next CSC meeting scheduled?

The 7th CSC meeting is scheduled to be held in India in 2024.

8. What activities have been undertaken by CSC member states?

Activities include marine pollution management, countering terrorism financing, narcotics trafficking, cyber-crime, and various training and capacity-building initiatives.



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