Russia Fails to Be Re-Elected to International Maritime Organisation Council, Zelenskyy Reacted
Friday, 1 December 2023
Russia has not been included in the renewed composition of the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN agency dealing with shipping safety issues.
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation has elected China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Norway, Panama, Korea, the UK and the US as members of the Agency's Council for 2024-2025. Russia was not included.
The Assembly of the IMO has elected the following States to be Members of the Council for the 2024-2025 biennium Category (a): China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Norway, Panama, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States pic.twitter.com/6dJkAb1ZRu
"I welcome this just decision. In the last decade, no country has done more to undermine freedom of navigation than Russia. I am grateful to IMO member states for taking this crucial step," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote.
The President's Office said that Zelenskyy addressed the Assembly on Monday, arguing that Russia had no place in the IMO's governing body.