Image above: Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi attending the 33rd Session of the IMO Assembly in London, the United Kingdom. (Credit ANTARA/HO-BKIP Kemenhub).
06 December 2023
Indonesia has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council for the 2024-2025 period through an election held during the 33rd Session of the IMO Assembly in London on 01 December.
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi stated that Indonesia’s success in getting re-elected as a category C member of the IMO Council serves as proof of the international community’s acknowledgement of Indonesia’s presence in the global maritime sector, according to a statement in the Antara News.
Transportation Ministry’s Director General of Sea Transportation Antoni Arif Priadi revealed that a total of 135 out of 175 IMO member countries voted for Indonesia during the election of IMO Council category C members.
Members of the IMO Council are grouped into three categories: Category A, category B, and Category C.
The 20 category C members of the IMO Council are countries that have special interests in maritime transport and navigation and can represent all the world’s major geographical areas.
Indonesia’s re-election as category C member of the council puts it alongside Singapore, Malta, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, the Philippines, Chile, Malaysia, the Bahamas, Cyprus, Morocco, Denmark, Qatar, Bangladesh, Kenya, Peru, Finland, and Jamaica.
During the 33rd Session of the IMO Assembly, the Indonesian Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) also succeeded in getting re-appointed as an external auditor of the IMO for the 2024-2027 term.
Read our related article from July: Attending the IMO Summit.
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