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IMO to support African Maritime Journalists Association

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Media Office has
welcomed the establishment of the African Maritime Journalists Association
(AMJA), with a pledged to collaborate with the new Association to advance the
fortune of the maritime industry in Africa.

 IMO’s Media and Communications Officer, Natasha Brown, in a
congratulatory message, thanked the promoters of the AMJA for bring its
formation to the attention of the global maritime agency.
She assured that her office would endeavour to keep the Association
and its members, abreast of news and information related to IMO activities.
According to her, “please let me know the best way for IMO to
provide information to the journalists and how we can help in ensuring you have
the latest news from IMO. We are happy to add individual emails to our press
briefing list, so they receive our press briefings in their inboxes”, she
The IMO, a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the global
standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental
performance of international shipping.  The organization provides
technical assistance to developing countries in maritime matters, among its
other responsibilities.
Meanwhile, the Association has equally been commended by two
leading maritime institutions in the continent.
Messages of commendation were received from Mrs Mfon Ekong Usoro,
Secretary General of the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control for
West and Central African Region (Abuja MoU) and Ms Funmi Folorunso, Secretary
General of the African Ship-owners’ Associations.

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