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New IMO Secretary General unveils his agenda

Newly elected IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim has presented the priorities for his first term heading the UN maritime body. These include stronger partnerships between stakeholders and increased communication between the maritime industry and the public.

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Kitack Lim of South Korea took up the reins as new Secretary General of the UN's International Maritime Organization, IMO, on January 1st, and in a statement published on Monday, the new head of the key maritime body sets out the priorities for his first term in office.

The Secretary General points in particular to a vision of stronger bonds between government and the industry, and between developing and developed countries, as well as more and better communication between the maritime industry and the public.

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