IMO welcomes Kyrgyzstan as 176th Member State

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The Kyrgyz Republic has joined the IMO, becoming the UN agency’s 176th Member State. Kyrgyzstan deposited its instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention with the United Nations with effect from  27 February.  

Membership in the IMO is open to all States, subject to accepting the IMO Convention. Members of the United Nations may join IMO by simply depositing an instrument accepting the IMO Convention with the UN Secretary-General; other rules may be applicable if a State is not a Member of the UN.

IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez announced the new Member State to delegates attending the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 10) this week in London, wholeheartedly welcoming Kyrgyzstan to the IMO family.

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