The United Arab Emirates has become the first Arab country to win Category B membership into the International Maritime Organization, IMO, on December 1.
This historical event is an important step for the UAE to growth and development at global level.
IMO, which began operations in 1959, is responsible for providing the reliability and safety of navigation in international trade and for preventing marine pollution from ships.
Members of this organization exchange information, discuss legal, technical and other problems related to navigation, as well as pollution from ships of the environment, primarily the marine environment.
More than 40 conventions and agreements, as well as about a thousand recommendations developed by IMO, are implemented at the world level.
The win was the triumphant result of an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector such as France, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Netherlands and Sweden.
The UAE confirmed again its’ competitive role in global trade and international economy.
It is a new stage of global leadership by enhancing UAE’s contribution to the development of international laws and regulations that will promote international trade, transport and international shipping.