TOKYO: The fifth EAS Conference on Maritime Security
Cooperation will be held in Kolkata on 23-24 November 2021. The event is being
organized by India in partnership with Australia. Apart from the two
governments, organizers include the ASEAN-India Centre (AIC) at Research and
Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) in collaboration with
National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and the Research Centre for East and North
East Regional Studies, Kolkata (CENERS-K).
Government of India will be represented by Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary
(East) in the Ministry of External Affairs.
During the conference, experts from both government and academia from the EAS
participating countries will deliberate upon various aspects of maritime
security cooperation under four thematic sessions, namely Maritime Security;
Resource and Information Sharing; Science and Technology Cooperation; and
Pandemic and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. The event will conclude
with a panel discussion on the Way Forward.