Speech by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works on the signing of an Agreement for the establishment of the Maritime Academy
It gives me great pleasure to address this exceptionally significant event for our country and in particular for our region. The signing of an Agreement for the establishment of the Maritime Academy between the University of Nicosia, the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, the Maritime Institute of the Eastern Mediterranean, and Intercollege is an event that marks an important milestone in our roadmap towards what has been the vision for the last twenty years.
We all know that the Eastern Mediterranean is a region with a rich maritime heritage at the crossroads of three continents; it has been the cradle of some of the largest ancient civilizations, and the site of some of world history’s most defining moments; many of them having taken place at sea. A region, which, despite its different cultures, religions and languages that have shaped the character of its people and their interrelations, has remained through the centuries united by the sea. -01.08.2015