UAE’s IMO hopes

The country is the only Arab nation vying for a seat on the international body

UAE’s bid for International Maritime Organisation council seat would ‘boost security’

Ramola Talwar Badam

The UAE’s bid for a seat in a select decision making body of the International Maritime Organisation will help the country take strategic decisions for its security and benefit local and regional industry.

Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Transport Authority, on Monday outlined the steps the country was taking to secure a seat competing against 12 other nations for a voice in a global authority that sets standards for maritime security.

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