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Election of the Kingdom of Morocco for a new mandate at the Council of the International Maritime Organization

On the occasion of the 31st Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) currently being held in London, the Kingdom of Morocco was brilliantly elected on Friday, November 29, by an overwhelming majority, for a new mandate of two years (2020-2021) as one of the 40 members of the Organization's Council to which 174 States are members.

Being a candidate for one of the 20 vacant posts under category "C" which encompasses states having a special interest in shipping and maritime transport, Morocco has been elected by 131 votes.

The election of Morocco to the IMO's Council for the 14th time since 1992, reinforces the Kingdom's position as a great maritime nation, largely thanks to its geostrategic position, its long naval tradition, its resources and its maritime potential maritime. The Kingdom has positioned itself on the international scene through the considerable progress made under the wise leadership of His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI in various fields related to the maritime domain.

This re-election constitutes also a clear recognition by the global maritime community of Morocco's active role and its substantial contribution to the development of policies and strategies aiming at the achievement of IMO's strategic objectives consisting in ensuring the security and safety of the naval transport, in addition to preserving the marine environment and fighting against pollution.

Furthermore, The re-election of Morocco to this Council is part of the Kingdom's success in various elections at the level of international organizations and reflects the result of an efficient plan as well as a strong promotional campaign in the diplomatic sphere led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates in collaboration with the Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics.