The 28th Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) was held from 26 September to 30 September 2022 in London. Mongolian delegation to the session was headed by His Excellency Enkhsukh Battumur, the Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Permanent Representative of Mongolia to IMSO.
IMSO is an intergovernmental organization headquartered in in London and its main purpose is to ensure the provision of maritime mobile satellite communications services for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) according to the legal framework set up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Mongolia joined the IMSO Convention of 1976 in 2011 and ratified the 2008 Amendment to the Convention in 2022. Under this Convention, Mongolia is obliged to ensure the safety and security of more than 300 ships registered in Mongolia through long-range identification, tracking and oversight activities.
The tenure of Captain Moin Ahmed as the Director General of the IMSO has been expired this year and the election of Director General was held on 29 September 2022 during the Assembly session. As a result, Ambassador Laurent Parente, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to IMSO was elected as the Director General of the organization.