NITC, Cyprus interested in maritime ties

TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (Shana) – Managing Director of the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) Ali-Akbar Safaei said that the firm is in negotiations with Cypriot officials on maritime cooperation.

Following a meeting with the Cypriot deputy transportation minister, he said NITC is interested in expansion of relations with Cyprus.

He said that the Cypriot side too has a mutual interest to increase cooperation with Iran adding that NITC wants global level ties with Cyprus.

Safaei said he urged the Cypriot official to settle a dispute between NITC and a bank in Cyprus who promised to use his good office in this regard.
The Cypriot deputy minister welcomed removal of sanctions against Iran and expressed his country’s readiness to cooperate with NITC in registration of flag and other maritime transportation fields.