News ID: 168208
Published: 0708 GMT September 05, 2016

IMO keen on cooperation with Iran

IMO keen on cooperation with Iran

International Maritime Organization is ready to cooperate with the Islamic Republic of Iran in safeguarding maritime environment and enforcing IMO codes to fight the sea pollution, said the organization's secretary general.

Kitack Lim, who was speaking in a meeting with Iran's IMO envoy, Mohammad-Hassan Habibollahzadeh, described Iran's marine transportation capacity as 'high', noting that IMO is willing to develop cooperation with Iran, reported IRNA.

He added that IMO is also ready to organize workshops on regional marine environment and maritime courses.

Habibollahzadeh pointed out that Iran's coastlines along the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea extends for several thousand kilometers.

He briefed Lim on Iran's program to develop ports, shipping and Iran's standing in the North-South trade transportation corridor.

IMO is a United Nations specialized agency tasked with implementing the resolutions adopted by the states parties to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping through cooperation.

This will be accomplished by adopting the highest practicable standards of maritime safety and security, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of pollution from ships, as well as through consideration of the related legal matters and effective implementation of IMO’s instruments with a view to their universal and uniform application.

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