Saudi Arabia solidifies its leadership position within the global maritime industry through winning the membership of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council for the term 2024-2025. The General Transport Authority disclosed the announcement recently, underscoring the Kingdom’s relentless strides in promoting safe, sustainable maritime transport.
This successful venture builds upon the Kingdom’s preceding achievement of being an IMO Council member for the term 2022-2023, hence attesting to its sustained commitment towards formulating international maritime transport rules and laws pertinent to global trade.
This accomplishment symbolizes the wise leadership’s concerted efforts, constant backing, and focus on maritime transport system evolution. The Crown Prince’s unveiled marine environmental initiatives significantly contributed to this noteworthy achievement, thereby reaffirming the Kingdom’s resolve to safeguard the marine environment.
As a council member of the IMO, the Kingdom gets the privilege to reinforce its support for the organization’s numerous initiatives. Furthermore, it can steer the maritime transport sector’s development on a worldwide scale.
The Kingdom’s active involvement within the organization brings it one step closer to achieving the objectives of its Vision 2030 by bolstering its status as a leading international logistics hub in the maritime sector.
Founded as a part of the United Nations with 175 member nations, the IMO aims to set international standards for maritime transport safety, security, and pollution reduction. The Kingdom has been an active member since 1969, backing various initiatives like IMO CARES, GLOFOULING, and GLOLITTER designed to protect marine environment and natural resources.
His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United Kingdom, has been nominated to chair the 33rd IMO Assembly meetings in London, emphasizing the Kingdom’s prominent position in the international maritime transport industry.
Saudi’s win mirrors its continuous commitment and proactive participation in the maritime sector’s development, aiming to realize the objectives of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics. It harbors ambitious initiatives to boost the Saudi maritime sector’s global status and achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s vision for 2030.
This historic victory serves as a testimony to the Kingdom’s unwavering dedication and hands-on role in developing the maritime sector, further underlining the aspirations set in the Kingdom’s vision 2030.
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