Cyprus-Korea set to sign maritime accord

Cyprus and the Republic of Korea are set to sign an agreement on maritime matters to help strengthen existing ties.

Speaking after a meeting with Acting Foreign Minister Fotis Fotiou, the Korean Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Kang Moo Hyun said he conveyed a letter from the Korean President to his Cypriot counterpart Tassos Papadopoulos.

“The purpose of my visit to Cyprus is to express our gratitude for the improvement of bilateral relations and for the support Cyprus has given us in staging EXPO 2012,” he added.

The Korean Minister said they discussed environmental concerns, tourism and the proposed bilateral agreement on maritime matters.

Mr. Fotiou said that areas of cooperation such as tourism, shipping and fisheries were on the agenda of the talks.

“We have agreed that these meetings will continue on at least the level of chamber of commerce of both countries and will signal a new era in bilateral relations,” he added.
Source: Cyprus foreign affairs ministry

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