India becomes an observer of Djibouti Code of Conduct

As an Observer, India will work together with DCOC/JA member states to coordinate and contribute to enhanced maritime security in the IOR.
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Updated: Sep 17, 2020 07:32:50 pm

India becomes an observer of Djibouti Code of Conduct

17 September 2020 Current Affairs:India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct or Jeddah Amendment as an Observer after the high-level meeting of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA). The meeting was held virtually on 26 August 2020.

Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA):
♦ Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) is a grouping on maritime matters. The group comprises 18 member states that adjoin the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, the East coast of Africa, and Island countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). 
♦ India now joins Norway, Japan, the UK, and the US as Observers to the DCOC/JA.
♦ As an Observer, India will work together with DCOC/JA member states to coordinate and contribute to enhanced maritime security in the IOR. It is expected that the DCOC will provide a strategic heft in the Indian Ocean region.

Djibouti Code of Conduct:
The DCOC was established in January 2009. The group is aimed at the repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western IOR, the Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea. The Djibouti Code of Conduct aims to provide a framework for capacity building in the Gulf of Aden and the Western Indian Ocean to combat the threat of piracy.
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