A teleconference of all partners in the initiative for the maritime humanitarian corridor to Gaza is taking place on Wednesday.

President Nikos Christodoulides announced the meeting, to be attended by foreign ministers of all involved states and added that Cyprus will host technocrats from all participating countries, so that the next steps can be promoted.

Christodoulides expressed his satisfaction with the first departure of a ship to Gaza, adding that the effort will continue with the sole goal of providing the humanitarian aid that is so badly needed in the region.

He further said that through the Amalthea initiative, the role of the Republic of Cyprus in the region is recognized.

The ship Open Arms carrying around 200 tons of aid for Gaza departed Cyprus on Tuesday morning and it is set to reach its destination in about two days.