IMO Secretary-General, Mr. Kitack Lim, paid tribute to Mrs. Mansoorian at the opening of the 9th Session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 9), at IMO Headquarters in London (27 February to 3 March).
“It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mrs. Mansoorian, who represented the Islamic Republic of Iran at IMO, as Deputy Permanent Representative, since 2015. Mandana was known to all of us as a great friend,” he said.
Mr. Lim commended her commitment to the ideals of IMO, her capable representation of her country, and her work as the Vice-Chair of the Technical Cooperation Committee: “Over the years, her considerate responses, dedication, good collaboration, and constructive approach have been a source of inspiration to many and to me, personally.”
He concluded his tribute: “I convey my deepest condolences, and those of the entire IMO family, to Mrs. Mansoorian’s family, to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to her colleagues and friends. We have lost a true friend of IMO.”
A minute’s silence in memory of Mrs. Mansoorian was observed by those in the hall.
Mrs. Mansoorian was appointed as Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to IMO on 27 January 2015.