Cyprus Mail

Deputy minister of shipping heads to Athens


Deputy Minister of Shipping Vassilis Demetriades will pay an official visit to Athens from Sunday to Tuesday.

“I am going to Athens to discuss with my Greek counterpart the current challenges facing shipping with a view to further strengthen bilateral cooperation as well as strengthening the effort to achieve the goal of the passenger maritime link. I will also have the opportunity to meet with Cypriots and Greek shipowners to develop the goals and actions of Cypriot shipping and to be informed about their positions in the new challenges facing the sector,” Demetriades said.

During his visit he will meet the minister of maritime affairs of Greece Ioannis Plakiotakis during which they will exchange views to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries and evaluate the challenges facing shipping at international and European level.

They will also discuss issues related to the passenger maritime link between Cyprus and Greece in the context of efforts by the Ministry of Shipping to draw up a new tender document for a ferry service.

During his stay in Athens, Demetriades will have meetings with the Executive Committee of the Cyprus Shipowners’ Association, the Hellenic Shipowners’ Association, the Management of the Piraeus Port Authority as well as important personalities of the shipping industry, to inform them about the goals, actions and recent initiatives of Cyprus in relation to the green transformation, crew changes and Cyprus’ proposal for the formation of a global vaccination program for seafarers.

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