The Kingdom of Morocco was re-elected, by an overwhelming majority, to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the period 2022-2023, on the occasion of the work of the 32nd IMO Assembly, which are held in London from December 6 to 15.
Candidate for one of the twenty Category C seats on the IMO Council, Morocco was able to garner the support of the majority of the Organization’s member states, thanks to the mobilization of the entire apparatus. diplomatic mission of the Kingdom, in close coordination with the Ministry of Transport and Logistics, said a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad.
This re-election, thanks to which Morocco will begin its 15th term on the IMO Council, reflects the credibility enjoyed by Morocco’s maritime strategy, in accordance with the Vision of King Mohammed VI, underlines the same source.
Maritime nation par excellence through its geostrategic position, its long naval tradition and the maritime potential offered by its 3,500 kilometers of coastline spanning its Mediterranean and Atlantic maritime facades, the Kingdom makes a substantial contribution to the achievement of the mandate of the OMI, of which it has been a member since 1962.
As a member of the Council, Morocco will continue its action for the implementation of the objectives defined in the strategy of the Organization in the fields of environmental protection, climate change, safety and security of ships, technical development and the training of seafarers.
The International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations, responsible for ensuring the safety and security of maritime transport and preventing pollution of the seas by ships.
The 40-member IMO Council is the body responsible for overseeing its work and coordinating the activities of the organs of the Organization.