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Permanent Secretary Minna Kivimäki to advance Finnish participation in IMO during visits to London and Rabat

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 23.5.2023 14.37 | Published in English on 24.5.2023 at 11.08
Press release

Permanent Secretary Minna Kivimäki will visit London to promote campaigns which seek a place for Finland at the heart of the International Maritime Organization, IMO. 

Finland’s aim is a membership in the IMO Council for 2024–2025. In addition, Permanent Secretary Kivimäki is a candidate for Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.

In London, Kivimäki will meet representatives of several IMO Member States. The IMO Council, consisting of Member States, provides comprehensive guidance for the Organization’s work between the Assembly sessions.

Finland has three goals in the IMO campaign:

Sustainable shipping – a necessity and an opportunity
New technologies – harnessing the potential to promote safety and wellbeing
Education and equality at the heart of maritime transport.

In Rabat, Morocco, Kivimäki will meet representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Transport and Logistics. The goal is to explore the opportunities for cooperation between the maritime clusters of Finland and Morocco.


Eero Hokkanen, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 488 696, [email protected]