London — The Minister of Transport and Logistics Services and Chairman of Board of Directors of Public Transport Authority Eng. Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser signed here Wednesday a joint cooperation agreement in maritime transport between Saudi Arabia and Greece.
The Greek side, represented by Ioannis Plakiotakis of the Ministry of Shipping and Insular Policy, signed the agreement along with the President of the Public Transport Authority, Dr. Rumaih Bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih. Many transport officials from the two countries were also present at the occasion.
The agreement aims to strengthen strategic relations between the Kingdom and Greece; and open new avenues of cooperation in various fields, particularly maritime transport, a pillar of economic development in the world.
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The agreement targets developing commercial marine traffic of commercial ships for passenger and goods transport.
Additionally, supporting and encouraging trade exchange and facilitating the protocols for accessing the ports of both countries by their ships, and also improving the exchange of experiences and technologies between shipping companies and maritime institutes.
The agreement includes a mechanism for handling ships of the two countries concerning access to their ports, stay and departure; and in cases of emergency and maritime accidents in the territorial waters.