Maritime security, development of the Blue Economy and modernisation of the Indian Ocean Commission are areas that Seychelles will focus on as the country takes up the presidency of the regional body.
Seychelles’ Vice President, Vincent Meriton, who is the new head of the commission, told a news conference Thursday: “Our maritime resources are being stolen through IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Irregular) activities and we need to put in place a system that will help us control this. We also need to look at how to add value to our resources and this is a point of focus outlined in our strategic plan.”
The Indian Ocean Commission — an intergovernmental organisation set up in 1982 — includes Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, and Reunion, a French Overseas Department….
Source: Seychelles News Agency