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Cyprus re-election at IMO Council

Pointing out the significant presence of Cyprus in the area of international shipping, the country has been re-elected as a Member of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council for the 2016-2017 biennium.

During the 29th General Assembly of the IMO which took place in London from the 23 November to the 2 December 2015, Cyprus has been re-elected in Category (c) which consists of 20 States which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation. Cyprus has been a member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1978 and a member of its Council since 1987 and its re-election is of high importance as it allows Cyprus to have an active role in the drafting of International Shipping policy.  Moreover, the country’s participation in the IMO Board enhances Cyprus’s international reputation as one of the leading international shipping powers.