Giannis Plakiotakis: Greece and Cyprus even closer – The tender for the ferry connection was announced – December 19, 2020 The Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Giannis Plakiotakis, expressed the special satisfaction of the Greek Government for the announcement of the tender for the Greek-Cyprus ferry connection. After many months of negotiations, the financing of the line through the European Union was secured and
so, soon passengers and vehicles will move between the two countries from the port of Piraeus, to that of Limassol or Larnaca. The route will run in the summer months on a weekly basis, while in the winter every fortnight. “We supported the Greek-Cypriot ferry connection from the very beginning,” said Giannis Plakiotakis, “working closely with the Cypriot Government. We are particularly pleased that, following the achievement of the goal of funding from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, the announcement of the competition marks the beginning of a process that will soon unite Cyprus and Greece by sea, adding one more to the many and important ties that unite the two countries. I would like to warmly thank the Deputy Minister of Shipping of Cyprus Vassilis Dimitriadis and the Ambassador of Cyprus to Greece, Kyriakos Kenevezos, for our cooperation. We will be together on the first route “. Source: Government of Greece
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