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Cyprus re-elected in IMO Council
2005-11-28 15:11:40

Nicosia, Nov 25 (CNA) Ė Cyprus was re-elected in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council during the organisationís assembly, for the 2006-2007 biennium.

During the voting, Cyprus was among the 28 countries seeking to gain a position in the 20-member council. Cyprus secured the support of 116 countries from the 145 present, while Singapore ranked first with 121 votes.

Cyprus has been a member of the IMO since 1989 but biennially it needs the support of IMO member states for re-election.

Todayís success reflects the islandís continued contribution at the IMO deliberations as well as the respect of the organisationís member states. Its re-election proves that Cyprus has a fundamental and constructive presence in the international maritime scene, an official statement said here Friday.

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