Why an Indian Ocean Group at AIVP?

  • The countries on the Indian Ocean are tied together by strong historic, economic and cultural links. Port cities are growth engines for these countries. They face the same challenges of sustainable development, and so are naturally keen to come together to share their projects and strategies.
  • The port cities of the Indian Ocean which were members of AIVP came together for six years (2010-2016) to form the Indian Ocean Ports & Cities Observatory (OVPOI). They are keen to maintain their links through a renewed structure within the AIVP network.
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