President at Sri Lanka’s Indian Ocean Security Conference of the Pathfinder Foundation
Posted on February 29th, 2024

The Pathfinder

The Pathfinder Indian Ocean Security Conference Phase III was held in Colombo. President Ranil Wickremesinghe was the chief guest with Julie Chung, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Hayashi Makoto, Japanese Deputy Assistant Minister for Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs, and Milinda Moragoda founder of Pathfinder Foundation. The distinguished speakers were joined by other heads of diplomatic missions, regional experts, and think tank leaders to provide insights into the complex topics for discussion at the conference.

The Pathfinder Foundation, in consultation with its International Advisory Group, has curated a program to stimulate discussions and propose actionable recommendations.

Ambassador (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman PF and Ambassador (Retd.) Shivshankar Menon, former Indian Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor, the co-chairmanship of the conference explores critical themes affecting the Indian Ocean community, including the Indo-Pacific strategy and its regional implications, recognition of the importance of underwater domain awareness within security and economic dimensions, the pressing problems of climate change, maritime disaster management, and promoting a blue-green economy. The Pathfinder Indian Ocean Security Conference live streaming is available on the Pathfinder web and  FB page.

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