Bangladesh elected to IMSO assembly

Diplomatic Correspondent

30 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh elected to IMSO assembly

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem has been unanimously elected as the Vice-Chair of the 26th Assembly of International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) for the biennial 2021-2022.

The assembly is the top policy-making body of the 106-member IMSO, the only international organisation that oversees public satellite safety and security in maritime communication services provided by mobile satellite communication systems, said a press release of Bangladesh High Commission London.

Following her election, High Commissioner Tasneem pledged to work closely with fellow IMSO member states towards improving global mobile satellite communication systems as well as effective implementation of Global Maritime Safety and Security System protocols including the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships and Safety of Life at Sea Conventions.

“As a Bay of Bengal maritime nation guided by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visionary maritime safety initiatives including launching of the Bangabandhu-1 Satellite, I would, during my two-year tenure, specially pursue greater safety and security of mobile satellite communication systems for sustainable maritime safety”, she said.