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Nigeria, Seychelles sign bilateral agreement to operate direct flight

By Joke Falaju, Abuja
09 December 2022   |   10:22 am
The Federal government and the republic of Seychelles have formerly ratified the Bilateral Air Service Agreement to operate direct flights between both countries.

The Federal government and the republic of Seychelles have formerly ratified the Bilateral Air Service Agreement to operate direct flights between both countries.

This follows the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the memorandum on signing and ratification of the air service Agreement between the two countries.

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika using the platform of the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) event held in Abuja, led officials of the Ministry to sign the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) while the Republic of Seychelles Minister of Transport, Mr Anthony Derjacques, signed on behalf of his country.

During the ceremony, the two Ministers underscored the importance of the BASA to promote air services and connectivity between both countries and enhance business and tourism.

The two Ministers agreed that the signing would further promote the African Union Agenda 2063 and called on citizens of both countries to latch on to the opportunities of the BASA for their mutual benefit.

Also, the Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initial Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Senegal, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Finland, Cameroon, Morocco, Suriname, India, Sudan and Uganda.

It also further discussions on how to further implement the open skies Agreement, signed 30 years ago, with the United States of America.