Today, the Director General of IMSO Captain Moin Ahmed welcomed the delegation of the Republic of Saudi Arabia led by His Royal Highness Khalid Bin Bandar Bin Sultan Al-Saud, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom, who attended the meeting.
For the maritime safety and efficiency of navigation, discussion was made about the SES Agreement in order to establish the use of Inmarsat’s SES’s for ship operation and management, further facilitating the implementation of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
Special mention was made to the 2008 Amendment to the IMSO Convention, whereby Saudi Arabia was invited to accept them. The Director General mentioned that IMSO would look forward to knowing Saudi Arabia’s attention on this matter and would be pleased to offer any information or assistance that the Government of Saudi Arabia may require for accepting this instrument which has been provisionally applied pending their formal entry into force.
IMSO hopes that Saudi Arabia will become a member of the SES Agreement and accede to the Amended Protocol on Privileges and Immunities. Moreover, IMSO looks forward to this opportunity to extend the cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Organization with both parties reiterating their commitment to develop this relationship and working towards more collaboration in the future.