In a meeting with the director of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL), Cyprus Transportation and Communication Secretary expressed his country's interest in extending its collaborations with IRISL.
Cyprus Transportation and Communication Secretary and his accompanying delegation, MANA reported, met with IRISL director and chairman of the board, and discussed different means of promoting the quality of ties and collaboration between Cyprus and IRISL.
At the opening of this meeting, Dr. Mohammad Saeedi pointed out the capabilities and potentials of IRISL with its 160-vessel fleet and its activities in various parts of the world from South East Asia to North of Europe. He then expressed IRISL's interest in collaborating with Cyprus in the fields of transporting container cargos, bunkering and port cooperation.
Moreover, Dr. Saeedi referred to the capabilities and potentials of Cyprus as a strategic player in the registration and classification of vessels, and further stated that IRISL and Cyprus had collaborations earlier, and now, we intend to expand the scope of our collaboration with this country in different maritime affairs.
Moreover, IRISL director demanded that the banking transfer and banking give-and-take between the two countries be eased so that the trade and transportation ties between Iran and Cyprus accelerate.
Later in the meeting, Cyprus Transportation and Communication Secretary extended his congratulations and good wishes to Iran for the execution of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the lifting of the sanctions, and as well, expressed the willingness and interest of his country to collaborate with Iran in fields such as registering ships, investing in bunkering, and other issues related to maritime transportation.
Marios Demetriades added that he believed the execution of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)has paved the way to facilitate ties with Iran in various sectors.
With reference to the collaboration of Cyprus with different port operators, he added that his country is interested in expanding ties with Iran in shipping, bunkering and facilitating the process of registering vessels. Besides, he found the exchanging of maritime information and skills a good ground for collaboration.
In the end, Cyprus Transportation and Communication Secretary invited Joint Venture Companies to collaborate with IRISL.