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Within the International effort to increase the Maritime Safety and the prevention of pollution and within the activities of the Euro-Med conference that was held in Barcelona 28th of November 1995, it was declared the birth of cooperation project financed by the E.C. under the umbrella of the IMO and ILO. This declaration was developed according to STCW 95 and the international community interest in activating the role of Port State Control to a proposed agreement for southern and eastern Mediterranean countries for a Port State Control System.
This agreement was prepared through two meetings the 1st was held in Tunisia 25-29 March 1996 and the 2nd in Casablanca, Morocco from 10-14 December 1996.
The Third Final Preparatory Meeting on the establishment of a PSC Agreement in the Mediterranean region took place in Valletta, Malta, from 8 to 11 July 1997, At the end of the Meeting the Mediterranean MOU on PSC was signed by the Representatives of eight Countries (Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Malta, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey).   Late 1997 the Med. MOU was  signed by Lebanon & in July 1999 by Jordan.
 The Mediterranean MoU Committee had conducted 19 Meetings:
  • The 1st Committee Meeting was held in Alexandria, Egypt (24-26 Feb. 1998).
  • The 2nd Meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey (14-16 Oct.1998).
  • The 3rd Committee Meeting was held in Limassol, Cyprus (6-8 Oct.1999).
  • The 4th was in Valletta, Malta (14-18 July 2001).
  • The 5th was in Limassol, Cyprus (26-28 March 2002).
  • The 6th  Committee Meeting was in Aqaba, Jordan (7 -10 Oct. 2003)
  • The 7th  Committee Meeting was in Alexandria, Egypt (31 -2 Feb. 2005)
  • The 8th Committee Meeting and the First Joint ViewState with the Black Sea MoU was in Istanbul, Turkey (17-21April2006).
  • The 9th Committee Meeting and the First Extra ordinary meeting was in Istanbul, Turkey (27-28 November 2006).
  • The 10th Committee Meeting was in Casablanca, Morocco (29-31 October2007).
  • The 11th Committee Meeting was in Valletta, Malta (9 -11 November 2009).
  • The 12th Committee Meeting was in Valletta, Malta (8 -10 December 2010).
  • The 13th Committee Meeting was in Limassol, Cyprus (3 -5 October 2011).
  • The 14th Committee Meeting was in Izmir, Turkey (9 -11 October 2012).
  • The 15th Committee Meeting was in Valletta, Malta (14 -16 January 2014).
  • The 16th Committee Meeting was in Tangier, Morocco (28 -30 October 2014).
  • The 17th Committee Meeting was in Aqaba, Jordan (27 -29 October 2015).
  • The 18th Committee Meeting was in Aqaba, Jordan (25 -27 October 2016).
  • The 19th Committee Meeting was in Limassol, Cyprus (9 -11 October 2017).

   
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