Colombo declaration

  • The High Level Meeting of Interior Ministers of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to Counter Drug Trafficking was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It had adopted Colombo declaration.
  • The delegates from 18 littoral states of the IOR have resolved to work towards making the region a “Drug Free Zone”.
  • Indian delegation was led by the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir.
  • The high-level meeting was attended by 18 littoral states of the IOR which included seven Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Home Affairs/Interior.

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