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7 bi-annual cso 2-3 August 2017

7th Bi-Annual Meeting of Committee of Senior Officials (CSO)
Bali, Indonesia
2-3 August 2017

The Seventh Bi-annual Meeting of Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will take place in Bali, Indonesia, on 2-3 August 2017. The Meeting will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the current Chairman of IORA, with the support of the IORA Secretariat. 

The meeting, which will be attended by senior officials from 21 Member States of the IORA, will provide an opportunity to the CSO to review the progress on the projects. The forthcoming CSO meeting schedule in Bali will focus on the follow up actions of the First IORA Leaders' Summit and related meetings which was held in Jakarta in March 2017 including IORA Action Plan where Member States will discuss on the way forward for its implementation. A number of actions/projects under short, medium and long term initiatives have been identified by the Member States for implementation within five years to achieve the objectives set for 2021 in the IORA Action Plan which was agreed by the Ministers at their COM meeting held in Jakarta in March 2017. 

The meeting will also consider important issues and preparations for the Council of Ministers Meeting in October 2017 in Durban which include the future engagement with Dialogue Partners, international and regional organisations; new project proposals by Member States; and financial management including the IORA Special Fund. 

In addition to the above, Indonesia will also organize "the International Workshop on Practical Workstreams on Trade and Investment and IORA Economic Integration" on 1 August 2017 back-to-back with CSO meeting. It is hoped that this workshop will come up with policy recommendation on how IORA will embark on the new direction in enhancing trade and investment cooperation in the region. 

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