Kenya’s re-election to the IMO Council
i. Noting the country’s commitment towards support of IMO’s initiatives, Kenya’s re-election to the IMO Council will be of benefit to not only for the region but also for the wider international maritime community. Kenya therefore re-affirms her focus on strengthening her relationship with the IMO and its Member States and firmly believe that her re-election to the Council under Category ‘C’ will serve the interests of the Eastern and Central Africa sub-region, Horn of Africa and West Indian Ocean and the international maritime community in general.
ii. Kenya thanks all Member States which voted for her in 2017. The Republic of Kenya is grateful to have served in the Council in the past Biennium and for having been given the opportunity to actively participate in a wide range of IMO issues.