Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs Osman Nurković, who is in London for a regular session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), met with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.
Following a presentation on the maritime situation and the challenges that this area presents for Montenegro, Minister Nurković made a request of the Secretary-General for assistance, particularly in facilitating training, adopting regulations, adopting protocols and overcoming gaps and challenges which were identified by IMO representatives following a recent control audit of Montenegro, an IMO Member State.
The Secretary-General of IMO praised Montenegro’s efforts to reach the highest international standards and pledged to provide both technical and administrative assistance.
Minister Nurković praised the work of the team from the IMO Member State Audit Scheme that had recently visited Montenegro and had highlighted specific issues that needed to be addressed in order to achieve the highest international maritime standards.
Such high-level meetings in this area bear witness to the fact that Montenegro is recognised as a serious maritime nation striving to achieve the highest international standards.