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Egypt elected in Category (c) of IMO Council

Saturday، 02 December 2023 - 11:01 AM

Egypt has been elected in Category (c) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council during the organization elections held Friday at the IMO seat in London.

The elections will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world, the IMO website said.

Egypt received the third largest number of votes, with 142 votes out of a total of 166 valid votes.

Transport Minister Kamel El Wazir praised - according to a statement Friday - the great success achieved by Egypt in the IMO elections, attributing the win to the great support of the political leadership, which places among its priorities raising Egypt’s position at the international level in all fields.

He added that Egypt's election is a victory for Egyptian diplomacy.

He congratulated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, and the Egyptian people on the occasion.

Category (c) also included Bahamas, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Türkiye.

The Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the Organization.

It also elected groups under Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: i.e. China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Norway, Panama, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Category (b) included 10 States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade, namely; Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.


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