Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has said that for the first time, the government would appoint a permanent representative at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to safeguard the shipping interests of the country.
IMO founded in 1948 has 174 member states. Pakistan joined the London-based organization in 1958.
“Once again Ministry of Maritime Affairs is setting a tradition,” Zaidi said in a tweet.
He added that Pakistan would also be contesting to secure a seat in category “C” in the upcoming IMO elections of 2021.
Once again @MaritimeGovPK setting tradition. For the 1st time, we will appoint a permanent rep at the @IMOHQ to safeguard our shipping interests.
Pakistan will also be contesting to secure a seat in category “C” in the upcoming IMO elections of 2021.https://t.co/txbnlZnR9m pic.twitter.com/KnaE2ZlLdS
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) October 4, 2020
The minister further said that the ministry has invited applications from the interested candidates for the post to represent Ministry of Maritime who will be based in UK.