Cyprus and Arab institutes to work together on maritime development

A digital signing ceremony replaced an in-person meeting to mark the beginning of the MoU

The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) and the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) have agreed an MoU formalising a partnership to work together on research and development of maritime technologies and training systems.

Both organisations have committed to exchanging information and facilitating the participation of their staff in joint research projects, with the aim of contributing to the growth of the maritime sector in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Due to the restrictive measures applied worldwide in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the parties held a digital ceremony in order to proceed with the signing of the MoU, with representatives of each organisation as well as government officials in logging in, including Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping, Natasa Pilides.

“The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute is a great milestone for Cyprus shipping. We have been supporting CMMI since the beginning and we are also participating in its Board of Directors,” said Ms Pilides.

“CMMI is developing its activities in the areas of maritime research and technology at regional and international level, and cooperation with the AASTMT is an important step towards this direction. We hope that tangible projects and results will start to emerge from this collaboration.”

“From our side we are ready to offer not only our support but also resources for the materialisation of those projects and initiatives.”

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