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MARITIME TRANSPORT COUNCIL (MTC)

The proposed Maritime Transport Council for Indian Ocean Rim Association is a regional specialized agency that promotes and defends the interests of Member States to facilitate Maritime Transport. It strives towards strengthening of the Maritime Transport Cooperation in the IORA region.

A Task Force for the Establishment of a Maritime Transport Council met on 19-20 October 2008 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman to discuss the Draft Text for the establishment of the MTC.

The technical clarifications were discussed at the Senior Officials Experts meeting for the MTC which took place on 27-28 May 2010, in Durban, South Africa. The final text for the establishment of the MTC was adopted at the Tenth Meeting of the Council of ministers in Sana'a, Republic of Yemen on 5th August 2010.

Currently, the Sultanate of Oman is in an advance stage of implementing the text on Maritime Transport Council.  Sultanate of Oman has offered to host the Headquarters of the Maritime Transport Council.