Dhaka, Jan. 10 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan arrived here on Sunday to take part in the 5th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS).
The biennial conference, which will begin on Monday, will be attended by Naval Chiefs of 32 countries, head of many international maritime organizations, experts and academics from the Indian Ocean countries, and also from America, Europe and East Asia.
Bangladesh President Mohammed Abdul Hamid will inaugurate the symposium, which will be held from January 10-14.
The event seeks to increase maritime cooperation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region by providing an open and inclusive forum for discussing the maritime issues across the region, according to its website.
The previous editions of the symposium were held in India, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa, and Australia. (ANI)