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Draft Law on Maritime Cooperation between Greece and Morocco Passes in Parliament

ATHENS — The draft law "Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Hellenic Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco on maritime transport" was passed by a majority in the relevant parliamentary committee. New Democracy (ND), SYRIZA, the Movement for Change and MERA25 were in favor of ratifying the Agreement. Communist party KKE voted against it and the Greek Solution reserves the right to a plenary session.

"This is another agreement that institutionally establishes maritime cooperation between the two countries, fully guarantees the fundamental right to free movement of goods, in the context of fair and free competition, and also develops technical cooperation between the two countries on shipping matters through the establishment of a joint committee. It also facilitates the establishment of shipping companies on shipping issues," Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Ioannis Plakiotakis, said.

He also stressed that "this agreement fully reflects the constant shipping priorities of our country, which, among other things, focus on the protection of both the Greek ship and the Greek navy abroad."

"With the agreement we are ratifying today, an institutional framework is fully formed that will be a springboard for further deepening of the strategic cooperation between the two countries in the field of shipping, while confirming, in the most emphatic way, the relations between the two countries," he added.

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