MALAYSIA SEEKS RE-ELECTION TO COUNCIL OF IMO

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia is seeking re-election to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the seventh consecutive term and has submitted its candidacy for re-election.

Hoping that Malaysia could continue playing a role in creating safer seas and sustainable maritime transport for the global maritime industry, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia will submit its candidacy at the 30th IMO General Assembly to be held in London from Monday to Dec 6.

As one of the leading players in ASEAN’s growing maritime sector, Malaysia is strongly committed to playing our part in enhancing the standards of safety and security, not to mention promoting greater international cooperation among maritime nations, he said in a statement issued here yesterday.

Representing Malaysia at the IMO general assembly, Liow said Malaysia is focused in upholding IMO’s international standards and regulations as well as supporting its capacity building and technical cooperation programs.

IMO comprises 172 member states and three observer states.

Malaysia has been an IMO member since 1971, having served IMO Council for six consecutive terms since first elected to the Council for the 2006/2007 term during the 2005 General Assembly.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK