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19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Meet

Current context: The 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Meeting has begun from 7th November 2019 at Abu Dhabi.
19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Meet 
  • V Muraleedharan, Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry has participated in the event representing India.
  • The theme of this year meeting is "Promoting a Shared Destiny and Path to Prosperity in the Indian Ocean."
  • During this meet, the IORA Chairmanship will be given to the United Arab Emirates from South Africa, for a two year period till 2021.
  • IORA was founded in 1997 and is headquartered at Mauritius.
  • It is an inter-governmental organisation with 22 member states as well as nine dialogue partners.
  • It seeks to promote sustained growth and balanced development within the Indian Ocean region.
  • The Indian Ocean region’s maritime trade accounts for around half of the world’s container ships, one-third of the world’s bulk cargo traffic and two-thirds of world oil shipments.

Question: 

Q.1 The chairmanship of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) was transferred from South Africa to ______________ at the 19th IORA meeting in 2019?
a. India
b. Indonesia
c. UAE
d. Srilanka
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