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8th Deputy National Security Adviser level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave

July 10, 2024

The 8th Deputy National Security Adviser (DNSA) level meeting of the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) was hosted virtually by Mauritius on 10 July 2024. India, Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka welcomed Bangladesh as the fifth Member State of the CSC. Seychelles participated as an Observer State.

2. Member States reviewed the decisions taken at the 7th DNSA level meeting hosted virtually by Maldives on 12 July 2023, the 6th NSA level Meeting hosted by Mauritius on 7-8 December 2023 and the progress of activities under the Roadmap of Activities for 2023-2024 of the CSC. Member States agreed that the 7th NSA level meeting of the CSC will be held in India later this year.

3. Their Excellencies Lt. Gen. Mizanur Rahman Shameem, BP, OSP, BAM, ndc, psc, Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division, Prime Minister’s Office, People’s Republic of Bangladesh; Shri Pankaj Kumar Singh, Deputy National Security Adviser (Internal Affairs), Republic of India; Major General (Retd.) Hameed Shafeeg, Deputy National Security Adviser, Republic of Maldives; Mr. Yoidhisteer Thecka, Principal Coordinator Security Matters, Prime Minister’s Office, Republic of Mauritius, and General LHSC Silva, WWV, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, MPhil, Chief of Defence Staff, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka led their respective delegations. The Secretariat of the CSC in Colombo, Sri Lanka, was represented by the Acting Secretary Commodore AD Weerasinghe RSP, psc. The delegation from Seychelles was led by Lt Col Michael Hollanda, Commander of Land Force, Seychelles Defence Forces.

New Delhi
July 10, 2024

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