Enhance security, promote Blue Economy
Maritime security is a key element for the ocean economy to grow
Enhance maritime security to promote Blue Economy
Seychelles and Mauritius, two islands in the Indian Ocean with a vast maritime area, will not operate if their sea maritime security is not taken seriously by governments. Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mauritius, Seychelles and its counterpart, Jean Paul Adam, are on the same wavelength. We must ensure maritime security to develop the ocean state. Both islands are also members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). And one of the main points of this association is to ensure maritime security in the region.
According Arvin Boolell who attended a session of the High Level Working with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia Headquarters IORA earlier this week, the ocean economy is a new economic pillar on which rests the Mauritian government. Thus, he finds that it is essential to work with the international community so that there is peace and stability in the Indian Ocean. “The ocean is the wealth of our country and we must be sure you can meet the aspirations of our peoples,” he said while explaining that maritime security will develop oceanic economy and thus bring more wealth to the country . His fear is that poverty can lead people to engage in new activities that may be illegal.
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