Malta has been elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the 11th consecutive time.
The IMO regulates the maritime sector within the United Nations. This election took place during the 30th edition of the General Assembly of this same organisation in London. Malta was elected from amongst 20 countries in the same category with a special interest in the maritime sector.
Government said in a statement that the prestigious achievement confirms that Malta, “which has one of the largest registers of merchant ships in the world, has attained the respect of the international community within this sector.”
The General Assembly was addressed early last week by Transport Minister Ian Borg, who led the Maltese delegation during the assembly. Dr Borg stated that Malta would continue giving its support to the IMO, including the financial contribution that Malta has made to the Programme of Integrated Technical Cooperation during the last two assemblies.
Dr Borg further expressed his satisfaction at Government’s intention to seek to contribute more to this programme. He thanked Transport Malta officials who worked to achieve this success, with the cooperation of the Ministy for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion.