The National Security Advisor’s Office at the President’s Office on Wednesday, in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence, opened the fifth NSA-Level Meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.
At the inaugural ceremony, the chairperson of the fifth NSA Meeting of the CSC, Uza Mariya Ahmed Didi, the Maldives’ Minister of Defence, expressed the need to explore collaborative solutions for the shared challenges of the member states. She reiterated President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s commitment to the peace, security, and stability of our region.
At the meeting, Mauritius became a full-fledged member of the Colombo Security Conclave. The Colombo Security Conclave was initially adopted as a trilateral framework of cooperation by India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. This grouping now focuses on the four pillars of cooperation identified within the framework as:
- Maritime security cooperation
- Terrorism and radicalisation
- Transnational organised crime
- Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection