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SG of IMO lauds Morocco's achievements in sea transport, port infrastructure.

Summary: Marrakech - Secretary General of International Maritime Organization (IMO), Efthimios Mitropoulos, hailed the noteworthy achievements made by Morocco in sea transport and port infrastructure.

In a statement to the press following an audience granted to him by HM King Mohammed VI, on Saturday in Marrakech, Mitropoulos underlined Morocco's active role as a regional hub in this area, which is mirrored by the multilateral agreement signed, on Thursday in Rabat, on the coordination of sea search and rescue activities in the northern and west African region.

This agreement is aimed at securing a better management of sea traffic, he added.

He said having visited Tangier's sea surveilance center where he was informed about the crucial role of the center in relation with sea security at the regional level.

Mitropoulos said he was honored to be received by the Monarch at the end of his working visit to the Kingdom.

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