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Priority Areas
To promote the sustained growth and balanced development of the region and of the Member States, and to create common ground for regional economic co-operation. Six priority areas were identified at the 11th Council of Ministers', in Bengaluru:

(i) Maritime Safety & Security,

(ii) Trade & Investment Facilitation,

(iii) Fisheries Management,

(iv) Disaster Risk Management,

(V) Academic, Science & Technology,

(vi) Tourism & Cultural Exchanges

- Gender Empowerment
  • Member States regularly host various Trade Shows and Exhibitions in different sectors to promote intra regional trade.  For more information and a detailed list of Trade Shows and Exhibitions, please click on the Member States flag.

  • The region includes some of the top tourist destinations of the world-from sandy beaches to bustling cities, millions of tourist are attracted here every year for holidays, shopping and excellent cuisine.

  • The Indian Ocean Region has immense investment and business potential. Unique and lucrative business opportunities are available in various sectors viz from Agricultural and Food Products, to the Construction Sector, Energy and Mining, Fisheries etc ..

  • ITEC
  • SCP
  • DCPS
  • Some of the finest Universities and Research Institutes are based in the region.  Kindly, click on the flag for educational opportunities in any Member State.

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For current news and a list of leading newspapers, television channels and the official media resources of nay Member State, kindly click on the Member States flag.
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Economic Indices
Member States of IORA are at different stages of economic development. For various economic indicators visit country profile of each Member State under tab "Members".