Singapore re-elected to International Maritime Organization Council

Singapore was re-elected to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council at an assembly in London on Friday.

The Republic has served on the IMO Council since first being elected in 1993. Its delegation to the IMO assembly was led by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.

Mr Lui said in a statement on Saturday that it is an honour to be re-elected, and added: "Singapore takes our responsibility as a Council member seriously and will continue to contribute actively towards the IMO's goal of safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans."

Singapore has held various leadership positions at the IMO over the years, and currently serves as the vice-chairman of the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee. In addition, the Republic provides technical assistance to developing IMO Member States through a Third Country Training Programme.