Cyprus re-elected in IMO Council
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.