Minister Borg meets United Kingdom, Cyprus counterparts
Minister Borg attended a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Transport of the United Kingdom, John Hayes. During this meeting, Dr Borg noted with satisfaction the cordial relationship which Malta and the UK have always held in the maritime field.
He also discussed the Maltese Government’s determination to strengthen Malta as an international maritime centre and to improve the legislative, regulatory and management regime of its flag. During the bilateral, John Hayes emphasised that Malta and the UK share a special relationship and said, “this relationship is one that the UK Government treasures and is not at risk from our (the UK’s) departure from the EU. We should look at ways we can cement this special relationship.”
Ian Borg also attended a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Transport, Communications and Works of Cyprus, Marios Demetriades.
Malta and Cyprus are two of the most important maritime nations in the world, and share several similarities, among which is their strategic position in the Mediterranean sea as well as their high ranking in the list of top shipping registries around the world. During this meeting, Dr Borg expressed Malta’s view that cooperation and mutual support on maritime issues between the two countries will ensure the promotion of their interests, resulting in mutual benefits. The Minister also spoke about his and Malta’s enthusiasm to work together with Cyprus in the future.
The Minister was attending London International Shipping Week which is being held this week.