A delegation from the Municipality of Limassol, led by Mayor Nikos Nicolaides, recently visited Malaga, Spain, to discuss and solidify a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Municipality of Limassol and the Municipality of Malaga.

According to a statement released on Monday, the visit, held under the auspices of Cyprus’ Ambassador to Spain, Eleni Mina, also saw the participation of Antonis St. Stylianou, President of the Cyprus Ports Authority.

During the visit, discussions between the President of the Cyprus Ports Authority, the other members of the Cypriot delegation and the president of the Malaga Ports Authority centred around prospects for collaboration between the two port authorities.

The emphasis was placed on topics related to green transition, digitalisation, the use of renewable energy sources in port facilities, circular economy, and blue growth.

The statement by the port authority further explained that the discussions between the two organisations revealed several commonalities between the Port of Malaga and the new Limassol Port. They also brought best practices to light, which could be applied within the framework of broader cooperation between the two authorities and the wider environment in which the ports operate.

Furthermore, the discussions focused on issues such as connecting ports with the city, not only in terms of accessibility but primarily in terms of integrating the cultures of cities and ports, and, most importantly, issues related to their sustainable development.

Additionally, it was agreed to further deepen technical discussions, both for the purpose of feedback and evaluation of the results of the meetings and for the implementation of the discussions at the administrative level, which took place during the official visit of the Cypriot delegation.