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Nath To Maritime Meeting In London: Need To Be Environmentally Mindful

A Government delegation led by the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Vijay Nath participated at the 30th Session of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) General Assembly in London. The
13 Dec 2017 11:00
Nath To Maritime Meeting In London: Need To Be Environmentally Mindful
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure & Transport Vijay Nath at IMO General Assembly 2017. Photo: Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

A Government delegation led by the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Vijay Nath participated at the 30th Session of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) General Assembly in London.

The IMO General Assembly is the highest governing body responsible for approving the work programme, budget and determining financial arrangements and electing the IMO Council.

In light of Fiji’s Prime Minister ascending the role of COP23 President Mr Nath reminded delegates in the IMO assembly on the need to be mindful in the protection of our oceans and marine resources as we increase ship movements and technology.

More than 85 per cent of the world trade is being transported through our global sea ports.

The Assembly was held on a biennial basis and was attended by 172 member states who cast their votes to elect 40 members to the IMO Council for a two year appointment from the respective categories listed below:

-Category A – 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services.

-Category B –10 other States with the largest interest in international seaborne trade.

-Category C – 20 States not elected under (a) or (b) above which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation, and whose election to the Council will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world.

Meanwhile, the delegation included Deputy Secretary Policy and Planning, Lui Naisara and chief executive officer, MSAF; John Tunidau several bilateral technical meetings with other IMO member states exploring opportunities for co-operation in Maritime Transport.

Source: Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

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