The second meeting on Trilateral Cooperation on Maritime Security among India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives was held in Colombo on July 8-9.
Meeting on trilateral cooperation on maritime security
The second meeting on Trilateral Cooperation on Maritime Security among India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives was held in Colombo on July 8-9. National Security Adviser of India Shivshankar Menon represented India at the Meeting.
Following the meeting, the three countries agreed on a roadmap for future cooperation in maritime security and signed an Outcome Document outlining collaborative measures in the areas such as Maritime Domain Awareness, strengthening coordination of maritime Search and Rescue, promoting marine oil response cooperation, expanding friendship exercises, and sharing of information on illegal maritime activities and piracy.
During his visit to Colombo, Menon called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and several leaders including Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Source: Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Sri Lanka.