NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 (Saba) -Yemen will take priority in the support program of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation IOR-ARC, Chairperson of IOR-ARC committee of senior officials Sudhir Vyas said Tuesday.
In a press conference, Vyas said that the Association's support to Yemen would be concentrated on the fight against sea piracy, due to the importance of the territorial waters of Yemen to the international shipping.
Vyas - who is also an economic relations secretary at the Indian External Affairs Ministry - described the Yemeni-Indian relations as important, indicating to promising opportunities to improve the mutual economic, commercial and investment relations.
He said that the 12th council of ministers' meeting of IOR-ARC will discuss six important issues, including maritime security, promotion of trade and investment realtions, resource management of fisheries, minimization of disasters' affects on marine environment and the establishment of a special academy of marine technology and sciences.
The IOR-ARC council of ministers' meeting is to be held in Gurgaon, India, from 29th October to 2nd November. Officials representing 19 member states, including Yemen, take part in the meeting.