Deputy Shipping Minister Vassilis Demetriades is traveling to Saudi Arabia over the weekend, after an invitation from the government to discuss how the two countries can further their cooperation in shipping.

Demetriades will meet with the Saudi Transport Minister Saleh Nasser Al-Jasser on Sunday. The two will discuss bilateral relations their joint participation in the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The deputy shipping minister is expected to arrive to Saudi Arabia on Saturday and return on Tuesday.

Al-Jasser will be organising dinner for the Cypriot delegation, while Demetriades will also meet with a number of shipping representatives and business person, highlights perks of the island’s shipping services.