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India re-elected to international maritime council

India has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council after elections were held at its Assembly in London for the 2022-23 biennium.

India's election falls under the Category of 10 states with "the largest interest in international seaborne trade", alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The newly elected Council will meet formally at the conclusion of the 32nd Assembly for the IMO's 126th session on December 15, when it will elect its Chair and Vice-Chair for the next biennium.

“India is re-elected to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council,” the High Commission of India in London said in a Twitter statement following the election on December 10.

“India’s delegation to IMO extends heartfelt thanks to all fellow member states, looks forward to working with all for the achievement of our common goals,” it said.

The Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the Assembly, for supervising the work of the organisation. Between sessions of the Assembly, the Council performs the functions of the Assembly, except that of making recommendations to governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention.

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