Peruvian Ambassador Susana de la Puente presented credential letters to International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General Kitack Lim, the Andean country's Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.
Such credentials recognize her appointment as Peru's Permanent Representative to said organization.
At the event, the ambassador affirmed the Inca nation —an IMO member— will cooperate actively with the organization to continue implementing standards and measures related to maritime safety, environment protection, and technical cooperation, among others.
Likewise, she pointed out Peru will support IMO's Strategic Plan, expected to be adopted during the next assembly session (November 27-December 1).
With this document, the organization will be able to establish direct links between its strategic guidelines and the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Additionally, both dignitaries addressed the challenges facing the organization regarding climate change. They also agreed to continue enhancing the maritime sector with the purpose of achieving sustainable industry and transport.
It must be noted Susana de la Puente is the first female ambassador appointed as Peru's Permanent Representative to the abovementioned organization.