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BD reelected as DG of IMSO for next phase

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Business Desk :
Bangladesh's Captain Moin Ahmed was reelected as the Director General of the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) at its 25th assembly session at the headquarters in London.
Attending the session, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan played an important role in Ahmed's reelection in the post, said a press release.
Earlier, Ahmed as a first Bangladeshi was elected director general of the international organization in 2015.
The IMSO, which came into being in 1979 as International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT), is the inter-governmental organization whose primary purpose is the oversight of certain public satellite safety and security communication services provided by mobile satellite communication systems.
IMSO also acts as the International LRIT Coordinator, appointed by IMO to ensure the operation of the international system for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) worldwide by auditing and reviewing the performance of the system.

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