Malta was elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the 11th consecutive time. The IMO regulates the maritime sector within the United Nations. In this election, which 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 having special interest in the maritime sector. This 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.
Early last week, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg addressed the General Assembly. The Minister stated that our country will continue giving its support to the IMO and continued by mentioning the financial contribution that Malta has made to the Programme of Integrated Technical Cooperation during the last two assemblies. He further expressed his satisfaction at the Maltese Government’s intention to seek to contribute more to this programme. Minister Borg, who led the delegation during the assembly, thanked Transport Malta officials who worked to achieve this success, with the cooperation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion.