India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct as an Observer
Japan, Norway, the UK and the US are other Observers to the 2009 Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment
In a significant move India has joined as an Observer at the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment, which aims at repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
Talking about it, the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday stated that this development took place following the high level virtual meeting of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/Jeddah Amendment on August 26, 2020.
“As an Observer at the DCOC/JA, India looks forward to working together with DCOC/JA member states towards coordinating and contributing to enhanced maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
DCOC/JA is a grouping on maritime matters comprising 18 member states adjoining the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, the East coast of Africa and Island countries in the Indian Ocean Region. India joins Japan, Norway, the UK and the US as Observers to the DCOC/JA.
Established in January 2009, the DCOC is aimed at repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean Region, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.