Participating in the 6th NSA-level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) in Mauritius on Thursday were the national security advisers of Bangladesh, India, and Mauritius, along with delegates from the Seychelles. NSA Ajit Doval, in his statement, emphasised the crucial role of the CSC in ensuring regional security, stability and highlighted the significance of continued engagements under the different pillars of cooperation. India’s High Commission to Mauritius wrote on ‘X’ that the members also agreed upon a Roadmap of Activities for 2024.
NSA Doval arrived in Mauritius on Wednesday to participate in the 6th NSA-level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave.
The Colombo Security Conclave comprises India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. The Maldives hosted the fifth Colombo Security Conclave meeting at the level of National Security Advisors on May 9 of last year. According to sources, the NSAs talked about the importance of close cooperation between member and observer countries in maritime safety and security as well as countering terrorism and radicalization. Mauritiuswasaddedasthefourthmembertothemeeting. Bangladesh and Seychelles participated as observers.
As maritime nations as well as close maritime neighbours, NSAs agreed that they play the role of the first responders for the region.
NSA Doval, in a statement, called for strengthening cooperation amongst maritime neighbours to address shared security challenges and as first responders.