Bangladesh elected as IMO's Vice-Chair
London, Nov 29: Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Saida Muna Tasnim was unanimously elected as the First Vice President of the 33rd Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London on Monday with 150 votes.
This is the first time Bangladesh and its PR have been voted into one of the highest positions in the prestigious IMO General Assembly comprising 175 member states, which meets biennially in London to take global decisions on all forms of regulatory, financial, legal and technical cooperation between the maritime industry and governments.
The Vice-Chair is elected on the basis of nominations and votes cast by the permanent representatives of the 175 current and voting member states of the IMO Assembly, a press release received from London here on Tuesday said. Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has been elected president.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations' highest specialized agency dealing with global maritime issues with responsibility for the safety of navigation and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. IMO's activities support the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.