The first India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue was held in New Delhi on January 29, 2013.
The Indian delegation was led by Mr. D.B. Venkatesh Varma, Joint Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs), in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Japanese delegation by Mr. Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Deputy Director General (Ambassador), Foreign
Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Representatives of various Ministries participated from both sides.
Issues of mutual interest were discussed, inter alia, maritime security including non-traditional threats, cooperation in shipping, marine sciences and technology, marine biodiversity and cooperation at various multilateral forums.
30 January 2013