Member States of the Colombo Security Conclave comprising India, Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, successfully concluded the sixth Deputy National Security Adviser level meeting in Kochi on Thursday.
The meeting was hosted by the National Security Council Secretariat of India. Delegations from Bangladesh and Seychelles participated as Observers. Vikram Misri, Deputy National Security Adviser of India, Ahmed Latheef, Foreign Secretary of Maldives, Yoidhisteer Thecka, Principal Coordinator Security Matters, Prime Minister’s Office, Republic of Mauritius and General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Sri Lanka led their respective delegations.
The participants discussed the implementation of the Roadmap for Cooperation for 2022-23 and the decisions taken at the fifth NSA level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave on March 9-10, 2022 in Maldives on the following segments: Maritime Safety and Security, Countering Terrorism and Radicalization, Combating Trafficking and Transnational Organised Crime, Cyber Security, Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Technology and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.
The Secretariat of CSC in Colombo, Sri Lanka, was represented by the Acting Secretary Commodore M.H. Nishantha Peiris, Director Naval Operations and Director of Naval Foreign Cooperation, Sri Lankan Navy. The delegation from Bangladesh was led by Lt. Gen. Waker Uz Zaman, Principal Security Officer, Armed Forces Division while Seychelles was represented by Simon Archange Dine, Chief of Staff of Seychelles Defence Forces.