Source: IMO What’s New
IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu on Tuesday (24 March) continued his central America tour with a visit to Guatemala, where he met the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Carlos Raúl Morales Moscoso (pictured). The two discussed the development of Guatemala’s national maritime policy and Guatemala’s intention to meet “white list” status in terms of the STCW seafarer training and certification convention. Mr. Sekimizu also spoke to foreign policy university students, and outlined the IMO Maritime Ambassador scheme. During his stay in Guatemala, Mr. Sekimizu will also meet representatives from Guatemala’s Maritime Administration Commission, Maritime Authority, Port Authority, and other organizations involved with maritime activity in the country.