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18 July, 2024
 
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Cyprus and Montenegro sign maritime cooperation agreement

Memorandum of Understanding ensures mutual recognition of merchant ship officer certificates, expanding employment opportunities and strengthening bilateral ties

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Cyprus and Montenegro have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mutually recognize the certificates of competency for merchant ship officers issued by both countries. The agreement was signed on Tuesday by Cyprus's Shipping Deputy Minister, Marina Hadjimanoli, and Montenegro's Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Filip Radulovic, during a formal bilateral meeting in Limassol.

The memorandum, part of Cyprus's strategy to expand its bilateral foreign relations for mutual benefits in the shipping sector, confirms the commitment of both governments to strengthen cooperation. This agreement also establishes a framework for collaboration on a bilateral level and within international organizations such as the International Maritime Organization.

Deputy Minister Hadjimanoli expressed her satisfaction with the agreement, noting that it provides new employment opportunities for Cypriot officers on Montenegrin-flagged ships. The collaboration will include systematic communication and open channels for exploring further partnerships with Montenegro.

Minister Radulovic highlighted that Montenegrin seafarers will now have the opportunity to work on over a thousand Cypriot-flagged ships, benefiting from high standards of training, safety, and quality of work. He emphasized the importance of this initiative for the future of Montenegro's shipping industry.

[Source: CNA]

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