Turkey has signed a deal with Malta to develop cooperation in the maritime field, the Turkish transportation minister Lutfi Elvan said. Turkey wants to become a marine transit country. In this context, the country will improve its cooperation with Malta, the Minister added.
Elvan met the Maltese Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Joe Mizzi to discuss ways and means for enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the fields of transport and maritime affairs.
The agreement allows both countries to promote coordination in maritime trade to enhance safety and security measures of navigation to pave the way for more future contacts on a technical level.
The Agreement aims at giving a new impetus to the existing cooperation whilst creating a comprehensive framework to the transport and maritime affairs relations between the two countries. It also works towards developing further relations and enhancing cooperation in the maritime field whilst remaining in line with the principles of mutual benefit.