Peru aspires to the Council of the International Maritime Organization IMO: Why is its candidacy key? | PERU

Peru aspires to the Council of the International Maritime Organization IMO: Why is its candidacy key? | PERU
Peru aspires to the Council of the International Maritime Organization IMO: Why is its candidacy key? | PERU

The Government of Peru requested the support of the member countries of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and highlighted the relevance of his candidacy to the Council of the organization in category “C” for the period 2024-2025, both due to its status as a country “ancestrally maritime” as well as for its commitment to the international agreements that govern this activity.

Peru, as an ancestral maritime country and an active member of this organization, has been promoting for a long time, at the national and international level, compliance with each and every one of the conventions and international instruments in force that govern this activity.“said the Minister of Defense, Jorge Chávez.

During an activity to promote Peru’s candidacy held on Monday at the headquarters of the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, the minister invited the heads of mission of the IMO member states accredited in the country, and their naval attachés, to support the candidacy. Peruvian company that, he said, will continue to contribute to the improvement of maritime safety and environmental preservation.

Our country, in the exercise of its roles, assumes responsibilities as a state by granting registrations and certifications to Peruvian vessels. As the governing port state, inspecting foreign flag vessels in national ports, and as a coastal state guaranteeing the preservation of resources and preventing illicit actions in the aquatic environment through our maritime police“, held.

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The minister and vice minister of Foreign Affairs, Javier González-Olaechea and Ignacio Higueras, respectively, also participated in the activity to promote Peru’s candidacy; and the general commander of the Navy, Admiral Luis José Polar.

González-Olaechea highlighted the development opportunities that belonging to the IMO Council will provide Peru, on issues such as safety in navigation and maritime transport.

Peru supports sustainable initiatives that promote the use of clean technologies in maritime transport with the aim of reducing the environmental footprint of this industry”, he indicated.

For the Peruvian State it is “of special importance” be one of the 40 members of the IMO Council, since that organization has a primary role in sustainable global maritime transport, an activity that is aligned with the priority objectives of the National Maritime Policy.

The Andean country was elected as a member of category C of the IMO Council, which is made up of 20 countries, for the first time in 1978 and then, uninterruptedly, from 2013 to 2021.

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