Ali Zaidi vows to IMO, to int’l framework for cooperation amongst maritime nations


London, Nov 27 (TNS): Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to International Maritime Organization (IMO) and to the international framework for cooperation amongst maritime nations.

Addressing the 31st IMO Assembly Session in London, he underlined that Pakistan could provide a new dimension to the international maritime trade by linking Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East via sea route.

The Minister stressed Pakistan’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals wherein the Maritime sector held a critical role in providing a livelihood to maritime communities and improving their living condition.

He urged the IMO members to utilize the services and expertise of the Pakistani seafarers.