Apr 01, 2016
TANZANIA- KUWAIT SIGNS BILATERAL AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT (BASA)
DAR ES SALAAM, 29th MARCH, 2016
On 29th March 2016 a mile stone was made in the aviation industry by signing a Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the United Republic of Tanzania and Kuwait.
Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa (MP), on behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and Eng. Yousef S. Al Fouzan, Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait on behalf of the Government of the State of Kuwait effected the signing of this important agreement at the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication to open up a new chapter for the two countries airlines to start business and exchange of traffic rights.
This event signifies a good relationship between these two Governments in terms of business and diplomacy. The signing of the agreement launches another yet new chapter on air transport relationship, which as we all know has significant impact in all sectors of our economy.
It is with great excitement that airlines from the two countries will be able to provide air services for passengers and cargo between Tanzania and Kuwait. This will definitely create more flexibility for tourist in-flow and passengers who travel for other reasons including business between the two countries.
Tanzania is endowed with exciting tourist attractions including Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest peak in Africa. There are also national parks full of a variety species of animals and nice beaches in the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Ngorongoro crater which is a large volcanic caldera, one of the wonders of the world is also one of the tourist attraction located in Tanzania.
By signing a Bilateral Air Services Agreement, adequate justice has been done to tourists from Kuwait who have been visiting those attractive sites but having to travel on circular flights through other countries which is too costly and inconvenient. Airlines from both Kuwait and Tanzania are now welcome to commence direct flight services between the two countries.
The delegations of experts from the two countries did a very commendable job when they met in October 2015 in Antalya, Turkey for negotiation of this important agreement. The agreement entails liberal provisions, which have adequately relaxed restrictions for air transport services between the two countries.
It is our expectations that airlines and business communities from both countries will capitalize on this opportunity for the sustainable economic development of these two countries.
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