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Turkey, Cuba sign maritime cooperation agreement

The open sea maritime training of the third grade students of Naval Academy of Turkish National Defense University, that will inclusive of the harbour visits at Albania, Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey's Mugla with TCG Bayraktar navy vessel kicks off, on 12 July 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. [Muhammed Enes Yıldırım - Anadolu Agency]
Turkish navy forces in Istanbul, Turkey on 12 July 2019 [Muhammed Enes Yıldırım/Anadolu Agency]

Turkey and Cuba have signed an agreement to bolster cooperation and reduce bureaucracy in the maritime field, Turkish authorities revealed on Friday.

The agreement was signed by Selim Dursun, the Turkish deputy transport and infrastructure minister, and Luis Alberto Amoros Nunez, the Cuban ambassador to Ankara.

As part of the agreement, the two countries aim to boost cooperation in several fields such as sea freight, fleet management, port construction and maintenance, sailor training, ship establishment and floating trade, according to a statement by the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry.

Turkey and Cuba plan to establish a platform to solve problems in those fields and create other cooperation mechanisms.

The deal also aims to reduce bureaucracy, helping other countries' ships in accidents and visa-free landing implementation for sailors.

The agreement is expected to improve the bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries.

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