Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan held a bilateral meeting with the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, within the framework of a working visit to London. During the meeting the parties considered the preparation of Ukraine for the IMO audit, scheduled for June 2018.
Volodymyr Omelyan expressed his gratitude to the IMO Secretary-General for technical assistance in the process of gearing up for the IMO audit, which has been provided to our country from 2015.
The two parties also tackled the ways to intensify Ukraine's participation in the activity of this international organization and strategic priorities of development of Ukraine as a naval state. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. Ukraine joined the IMO in 1994.