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Finland elected IMO council member

Published : 02 Dec 2023, 02:47

  DF Report
IMO assembly in London on Friday. Photo: IMO.

Finland has been elected as one of the 40 Council Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday, said the Ministry of Transport and Communications in a press release.

The members were elected at an assembly of the IMO for the year 2024-2025.

“I am very pleased with the result of the vote, which is also the result of sustained efforts. Thanks for the work are due to all operators in the Finnish maritime sector,” Minister of Transport and Communications Lulu Ranne said.

“As a Member of the Council, Finland will have better opportunities to influence the development of the sector,” Ranne added.

IMO plays a key role in developing international rules for maritime transport. The Council, consisting of IMO Member States, provides comprehensive guidance for the Organization’s work between the Assembly sessions.

Currently, IMO has 175 Member States. Finland has been a Member since 1959, and a Council Member most recently in 1998–1999 and 2000–2001.

The meeting of the IMO Assembly will continue until December 6 in London. The new Council will start its work on 1 January 2024.