Vice President Faisal Naseem departed on Wednesday for Bangladesh to attend the sixth Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) 2023. The conference will be held from May 12-13, 2023, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Vice President will deliver remarks at the inaugural session of the two-day conference. The conference theme is "Peace, Prosperity, and Partnership for a Resilient Future" and aims to bring together key stakeholders to chart the roadmap to strengthen regional cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region.

During the visit, the Vice President is also scheduled to meet with high-level dignitaries on the sidelines of the IOC and the Maldivian community residing in Bangladesh.