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The Ministers at the Council of Ministers Meeting held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran on 7-8 March 2007, identified six priority areas for the Association in the medium-to-long term.

These priority areas were re-invigorated at the 11th COM meeting, in Bengaluru, India on 15 November 2011. To promote sustained growth and balanced development in the Indian Ocean Region, IORA focuses on:
  • Maritime Safety & Security
  • Trade & Investment Facilitation
  • Fisheries Management
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Tourism & Cultural Exchange
  • Academic, Science & Technology
  • Blue Economy
  • Women's Economic Empowerment