The IMO plays a crucial role in regulating and facilitating international shipping, and each new member adds to the global efforts in maritime safety, security, and environmental protection.

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The deposit of Kyrgyzstan's instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention on February 27, 2024, marks its formal commitment to adhere to the organization's regulations and standards. The announcement by IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez during the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 10) meeting in London underscores the significance of Kyrgyzstan's inclusion in the IMO community.

With 175 Member States and three Associate Members, the IMO works towards ensuring the effective and sustainable development of international shipping. The Secretariat's role in supporting Member States, facilitating cooperation, and assisting in the establishment of Permanent Missions underscores the collaborative nature of IMO's efforts.

Welcoming Kyrgyzstan to the IMO family reflects the organization's commitment to global collaboration in the maritime sector. It's a positive step towards fostering international cooperation and addressing challenges in the maritime industry on a broader scale.