Trickster China is continuously increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean. He wants to become the ‘boss’ of this area. This week, on November 21, Dragon had a meeting with 19 countries of the Indian Ocean region. But in this meeting he was not invited to India.
Chinese President Xi Jinping. (file photo)
Trickster China It is continuously increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean. He wants to become the ‘boss’ of this area. this week the dragon Indian Ocean Region Had a meeting with 19 countries. But India was not involved in this meeting because it was not invited. The China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), an organization affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, gave this information.
CIDCA Said that on November 21, 19 countries participated in the meeting of the China-Indian Ocean Regional Forum on Development Cooperation. In this meeting the principle and methods of marine economy were discussed. This meeting was organized online in Kunming, Yunnan province.
These 19 countries were involved in the meeting
Representatives of 19 countries and three international organizations including Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Oman, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Djibouti and Australia attended the meeting. Took part in According to sources, India was reportedly not invited. Last year, China held a meeting with some South Asian countries on COVID-19 vaccine cooperation without India’s participation.
China wants to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean
During his visit to Sri Lanka in January this year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed setting up a forum on the development of Indian Ocean island countries. When asked whether the CIDCA meeting is the same as that proposed by Wang. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has clarified to the media that the meeting on 21 November was not a part of it. China has been striving to increase influence in the strategic Indian Ocean region with investments in ports and infrastructure in several countries, including Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
India has kept strong roots
China’s platform is clearly aimed at countering India’s strong influence in the Indian Ocean region, where pro-India organizations such as the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), which has 23 countries as members, have taken strong roots. In addition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) initiative in 2015 for active cooperation among the littoral countries of the Indian Ocean region.
Dragon wants to establish its dominance
CIDCA’s official website states that the organization aims to set strategic directions, plans and policies for foreign aid, coordinate and advise on key foreign aid issues, advance the country’s reforms in matters related to foreign aid and To identify major programs and evaluate their implementation. CIDCA is headed by Luo Zhaohui, former Vice Foreign Minister and Ambassador to India. According to the organisation’s official website, Zhaohui is the secretary of the CPC (ruling Communist Party of China) leadership group of the CIDCA. (input language)