articles | 05 February 2017

Cyprus, Malta and Greece examine shipping deal

Greece, Cyprus and Malta discussed maritime issues in Athens recently and have decided to meet again on March 29, 2017 to sign a declaration of intent.

An official statement said the on Friday meeting was held with Cypriot Transport Minister Marios Demetriades, Greece’s Minister of Shipping, Panagiotis Kouroublis and Malta’s Minister for Transport Joe Mizzi.

During the meeting, the ministers discussed improved coordination between the three countries on a political level, the priorities on maritime issues of the

Maltese presidency of the EU, reducing emissions from ships, as well as maintaining and improving competitiveness in the European shipping industry.

They also exchanged views on promoting a complete Island policy within the EU during the Maltese presidency.

The meeting also confirmed prospects to expand cooperation as shipping is an important aspect of the three countries’ economies.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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