The Federal Government has announced that it will begin direct flight operations to the Republic of Seychelles soon.
This was contained in a statement by the minister’s Special Assistant on Public Affairs, James Odaudu, made available to journalists on Thursday.
The announcement came after the Federal Executive Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding and Initial Air Services Agreement between both countries, adding that the two countries have formerly ratified the agreement.
The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, using the platform of the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN 2022) event holding in Abuja, led officials of the ministry to sign the Bilateral Air Services Agreement while the Republic of Seychelles Minister of Transport, Anthony Derjacques, signed on behalf of his country.
The statement reads,”During the ceremony, the two ministers underscored the importance of the BASA as it will promote air services and connectivity between both countries, enhance business, and promote tourism.
“They both agreed that the signing would further promote the African Union Agenda 2063 and called on citizens of both countries to latch on the opportunities of the BASA for their mutual benefits.
“Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has either signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Initial Air Services Agreement with Senegal, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Finland, Cameroon, Morocco, Suriname, India, Sudan and Uganda.”
The Ministry has also had discussions on how to further implement the Open Skies Agreement, signed 30 years ago, with the United States of America.
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