(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
DUBAI, 12th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority, DMCA, has congratulated the UAE's wise leadership and the people behind the country's successful bid for Category B Membership of the International Maritime Organisation's, IMO, Executive Council.
Bin Sulayem said that the achievement highlights the UAE's leading position on the world trade map. He noted that the UAE has established a strong foothold in the global maritime market under the guidance and unwavering support of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is also a step closer towards the goal of UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE one of the world's most advanced countries.
He said that the latest achievement and other successive accomplishments in the local maritime sector have made the UAE a strong international competitor and one of the most influential countries in the world maritime trade. He added that winning IMO's Category B Membership is another addition to the global accolades being bestowed on the emirates as it continues to pursue global maritime leadership backed by its many competitive advantages, world-class capabilities, and top-notch ports, maritime infrastructure, logistics facilities, and shipping and marine transport system.
"We are honoured to be part of the development of the local maritime community, especially in the areas of shipping, ports, marine engineering, training, and maritime support services. We will implement and ensure the success of major port expansion projects to further enhance the UAE's global competitiveness," bin Sulayem added.
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