25 Indian Ocean Nations Talk Security, Growth, and Cooperation

From an AP story by Julhas Alam headlined “Representatives from 25 Indian Ocean nations discuss security, economic growth and cooperation”:

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Representatives from 25 Indian Ocean nations discussed regional economic growth, cooperation and security at the Indian Ocean Conference in Bangladesh on Friday as the Indo-Pacific grows in importance amid changes in the world order.

Government officials and experts discussed the Russia-Ukraine war prominently in several sessions, reflecting concerns about how countries in the region would align themselves in the new complex order stemming from the war.