The seventh Deputy National Security Adviser level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) has been held.
Members states of the CSC comprising India, Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka held the seventh Deputy NSA level meeting virtually on Wednesday.
The meeting saw delegations from Bangladesh and Seychelles participating as observers.
India’s Deputy National Security Adviser Shri Vikram Misri, Secretary at the National Security Advisor’s Office of the Maldives Aishath Nooshin Waheed, Principal Coordinator of Security Matters at the Prime Minister’s Office of Mauritius Yoidhisteer Thecka and WWV, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, MPhil, Chief of Defence Staff, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka General Shavendra Silva reviewed the decisions taken at the fifth NSA meeting held in March 2022, as well as the sixth Deputy NSA level meeting held in July 2022.
Further, they also reviewed the progress of activities under the different pillars of cooperation.
Discussions at the seventh Deputy NSA level meeting revolved around new proposals for activities in 2023-2024.
With the agreement of member states, it was decided that the eighth Deputy NSA meeting will be held in the first quarter of 2024.
Acting Secretary Commodore AD Weerasinghe RSP, psc represented the Secretariat of CSC in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Lt. Gen. Waker Uz Zaman, SGP, psc, Principal Security Officer of the Armed Forces Division led the delegation from Bangladesh.
Seychelles was represented by Captain Wilven Jean, Chief of Strategic Plans, Policy and Engagement of Seychelles Defence Forces.
CSC will be hosting the sixth NSA level meeting in Mauritius on from 5 – 6 October 2023.