May 27, 2024

BSS, DHAKA: Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna
Tasneem has been unanimously elected with 150 votes as the First Vice
President of the 33rd Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation
(IMO) in London on Monday.

This is the first time Bangladesh and its PR has ever been voted to one of
the highest positions of the prestigious IMO General Assembly comprised of
175 member states that meets biennially in London to adopt all regulatory,
financial, legal, and technical co-operation decisions of the global maritime
industry and government.

Vice- Chair is elected by the IMO Secretariat based on nominations and votes
cast by Permanent Representatives of 175 present and voting member states of
the IMO Assembly, according to a press release received here from London
today.

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Bandar al Saud was elected President.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the highest United Nations
specialized agency that deals with the Maritime issues globally with
responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of
marine and atmospheric pollution by ships.

IMO’s work supports the UN sustainable development goals.

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