OCT 03-04 2016 : MOIG Participation to MSM and 40th Anniversary of REMPEC, Valetta-Malta

The MOIG Director was invited to attend the Malta Maritime Summit (MSM) and the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of REMPEC. The MSM welcome reception was held under the high patronage of the minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Malta on Monday, 03rd October 2016 in Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta.  The High Level Meeting to celebrate “Forty Years of Cooperation in the Mediterranean to Prevent and Combat Marine Pollution from Ships” was organized on 4th October 2016 in the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana, Malta under the auspices of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta and gathered ministers and representatives from Malta Government, the Secretary General of IMO, Representatives of UNEP, Embassy Officials, head of delegations and Focal Points of the Mediterranean region, Technical Partners, associations etc..... 

The event included keynotes addresses, ministerial session and two panels discussions related to the review of forty years of works of REMPEC and Partnership with REMPEC in the field of prevention of, preparedness for and response to marine pollution from ships highlighting a number of recommendations and future perspectives to develop in the coming years. This event was also a good opportunity to undertake fruitful discussions with MOIG Technical Partners and key persons from the Mediterranean Region and Europe paving the way to develop relationships that allow for exchanging information and experiences on oil spill prevention, preparedness and response. The MOIG Management Committee Members would like to thank REMPEC for inviting MOIG to take part in this event.