LONDON, 21st January, 2019 (WAM) -- Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime, commended the bilateral relations between UAE and the UK especially in economic areas.
He made this statement while meeting Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO, with the attendance of Suleiman Hamed Salem Al Mazrouei, UAE Ambassador to the UK.
Dr. Al Nuaimi also highlighted the importance of the UAE’s cooperation with the IMO in major maritime projects, as well as strengthening the communication between both sides, due to its role in developing the maritime transport sector.
The meeting witnessed a presentation on the IMO’s key role in the maritime transport sector, and discussed the agenda of IMO’s next meeting, its strategy to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from ships, and the UAE’s financial contribution to the fourth research study on greenhouse gases emitted by ships, as well as the documents required to join the sixth annex of the "Marpol Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships."
The meeting also addressed the "IMO Maritime Goodwill Ambassador Programme," re-nominating the UAE in the elections for the IMO Council under Category B for 2020 to 2021, and the UAE’s hosting of an accompanying event of the World Maritime Day in 2023.
Dr. Al Nuaimi highlighted the IMO’s key international role in the maritime transport industry, as well as the importance of the ongoing cooperation between the IMO and Emirati authorities working in the maritime transport sector.
He also noted the importance of strengthening their joint technical cooperation in relevant projects.
Lim commended the UAE’s efforts to advance the maritime transport sector, apply international standards of maritime safety, and create new human and technical resources, to keep pace with the sector’s ongoing development, through the cooperation between the IMO and relevant Emirati authorities, including the "TASNEEF UAE Classification Society."