IMO to develop cooperation with Iran
London, Sept 4, IRNA - Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, Kitack Lim, said on Sunday that IMO is ready for cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in terms of safeguarding environment of the sea and enforce the IMO codes to fight the sea pollution.
Lim made the remarks in a meeting with Iran's charge d'affaires in the UK and Iran's IMO envoy, Mohammad-Hassan Habibollahzadeh.
Habibollahzadeh said that Iran has several thousand kilometer coast lines in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea.
He briefed Lim on Iran's program for development of ports, shipping and Iran's standing in the North-South trade transportation corridor.
Lim for his part called Iran's marine transportation capacity 'high', saying that IMO is willing to develop cooperation with Iran.
He added that IMO is also ready to organize workshops on regional marine environment and maritime courses.
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.