The establishment of the Standing Maritime Committee
(SMC) follows the mandated decision of the Inter-State
Defence and Security Committee (hereinafter referred to
as ISDSC) Seminar held in Gaborone in March 1995 and
validated at the inaugural meeting of the Standing
Maritime Committee in July 1995. It is a sub-committee
of the Operations Sub-Sub-Committee.
To promote peace and prosperity in the region through
maritime military co-operation.