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India re-elected to IMO

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In elections held at its assembly for the 2024–25 biennium, India was re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council recently with the highest tally. 

India’s re-election falls under the Category of 10 states with “the largest interest in international seaborne trade”, alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Ministry has made every possible effort under the leadership of PM Modi

We are delighted and humbled by the support of the international community at the International Maritime Organisation for India. 

The highest votes are indicative of the government’s determination to strengthen India’s varied contributions to international maritime operations.

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is the leading authority that regulates the maritime industry, which supports global trade, transportation, and all marine operations.

Indian delegation was led by Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and waterways Mr. T.K Ramachandran, with Members including DG Shipping Mr. Shyam Jagannathan, officers of DGS, High Commission of India at London and industry representatives.

Under the MIV 2030 to enhance representation at IMO India aims at appointing permanent representatives at IMO London.


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