The meeting, attended by Cyprus Minister of Communications Marios Demetriades, Greek Minister of Shipping and theAegean Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and the Minister for Transport and the Infrastructure of Malta, Joseph Mizzi, aimed at formulating a common strategy in shipping.
According to an official announcement issued Monday, the meeting’s main purpose “was to find ways in which Malta, Greece and Cyprus can assist each other in achieving their common goals in a way that will accommodate the formation of a common strategy between the three countries in the shipping sector.”
Demetriades stated Cyprus’ readiness to offer every possible help to the other two counties, while the Department of Merchant Shipping of Cyprus expressed its willingness to offer technical assistance and support.
Special emphasis was also given on matters related to the pollutant emissions reduction from marine vessels, on both international and European level, while EU and International Maritime affairs were also on the agenda of the meeting.
Minister Varvitsiotis invited his counterparts to Greece for the fourth tripartite meeting that will take place in 2015.