IORAs golden age under Indonesias chairmanship: Kenyan Official

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – At a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Amina C. Mohamed said during the last two years the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) has been in the golden age under the chairmanship of Indonesia.

“I am grateful for the hospitality of Indonesia in IORA. I think the last two years is the golden era for IORA,” Mohamed said here, Monday.

According to her, the leadership of Indonesia in IORA during 2015-2017 has brought the organization to more advanced stages, one of them is the first IORA Summit which also the 20th commemoration of IORA.

She said the Kenyan government considers the Indian Ocean region has great potentials and provides many opportunities for development and growth in the future.

The series of IORA meeting in Jakarta on March 5-7 produces four documents to encourage the Indian Ocean to becomes a peaceful, stable, and prosperous region.

The four documents are Jakarta Concord, the IORA Action Plan, the IORA Declaration on Prevention and Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism, as well as the Joint Declaration of IORA Business Community in Building Partnerships for Sustainable and Fair Economic Growth.

The four documents have been Discussed at a high-level official meeting on March 5 and approved by 21 IORA members and seven dialogue partners.

The documents will be ratified by the heads of state/government on March 7, 2017.

Source: Antara News