New Delhi: The fifth EAS Conference on Maritime Security Cooperation will be held in Kolkata on November 23-24. India is organizing the event in partnership with Australia.
Apart from the two governments, organizers include the ASEAN-India Centre (AIC) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) in collaboration with National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and the Research Centre for East and North East Regional Studies, Kolkata (CENERS-K).
An official statement said that the Government of India would be represented by Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs.
During the conference, experts from both government and academia from the EAS participating countries will deliberate upon various aspects of maritime security cooperation under four thematic sessions.
The themes are-Maritime Security, Resource and Information Sharing, Science and Technology Cooperation, and Pandemic and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
The event will conclude with a panel discussion on the Way Forward, the statement said.