Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Promoting Cooperation in the Indian Ocean

Australia is the current chair of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), which promotes cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.

IORA is the only regional forum linking most countries on the Indian Ocean rim through an annual Foreign Ministers' meeting.

It seeks to expand mutually beneficial cooperation through a consensus-based approach.

Aerial photograph of a reef

Six priority areas

description of the six IORA priority areas

IORA Membership

Map of the members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

The Association comprises 20 member states:

China, Egypt, France, Japan, United Kingdom, United States are dialogue partners.

The Indian Ocean Tourism Organisation, and the Indian Ocean Research Group hold observer status.