“Fourth Sri Lanka - Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic issues held | Daily News


 

“Fourth Sri Lanka - Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic issues held

The Fourth Sri Lanka - Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic Issues” was held in the form of a video conference on Thursday (1).

The Dialogue was attended by representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and Japan Coast Guard from the Japanese side, and Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Forces, Department of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Merchant Shipping Secretariat, and Sri Lanka Ports Authority from the Sri Lankan side respectively.

During the Dialogue, active discussion was held on the current views of Indo-Pacific, while agreeing to expedite bilateral and multilateral cooperation in order to realize rule-based free and open Indo-Pacific and Quality Infrastructure development.

Both sides welcomed the progress of cooperation being made in the domains of maritime security and safety, and exchanged views on the initiatives and cooperation between the two countries in the areas of anti-piracy and maritime crimes, among others.