Secretary Ports and Shipping Pakistan discusses cooperation in maritime domain with Secretary General International Maritime Organization in London


Mr Mumtaz Ali Shah, Secretary Ports and Shipping Pakistan (centre) presenting Pakistani carpet to Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary General, International Maritime Organization (IMO), on 27 July 2017. Commodore Raja Rab Nawaz, Defence and Naval Adviser at the Pakistan High Commission London is also present on the occasion.

London:  Mr Mumtaz Ali Shah, Secretary Ports and Shipping Pakistan met with Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary General, International Maritime Organization (IMO), on the side lines of 118th Session of IMO Council on 27 July 2017. Commodore Raja Rab Nawaz, Defence and Naval Adviser at the Pakistan High Commission London accompanied the Secretary.

During the meeting Mr Shah apprised the Secretary General of the steps taken by Pakistan vis-à-vis implementation of various IMO instruments and treaties. He also highlighted Pakistan's sustained commitment in combating maritime terrorism and piracy at sea.

Mr Shah made a mention of the Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre (JMICC) established in 2012 to harness efforts of all relevant national agencies and a number of international stakeholders to improve maritime security and to coordinate effectively for prevention of any illegal activity in the maritime domain.

Practical measures taken towards improving the maritime environment and the regular conduct of World Maritime Day to create awareness amongst masses also came under discussion. Secretary General appreciated the steps taken by Pakistan and hoped that Pakistan would continue to participate as an effective member of IMO in future.

July 27, 2017

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