Secretary Maritime Affairs met MD, ITOPF at Islington-London

Secretary Ministry of Maritime Affairs Rizwan Ahmed called on the Managing Director of the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) at its headquarters at Islington London. He was accompanied by Director General ports and shipping.

ITOPF was established in 1968 as a leading not for profit marine ship pollution response advisors for providing impartial advice to countries worldwide on effective response to spills of oils, chemicals and other substances at sea.

The Pakistan delegation discussed with ITOPF issues of mutual interest and sought technical cooperation and assistance for capacity building of the Pakistani organizations responsible for marine pollution control especially with regards to preparedness and mitigation strategy to address oil spills. The managing director ITOPF assured Pakistan for the requisite support and technical assistance.