Nigeria- Seychelles BASA To Promote AU Agenda 2063

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika and Minister of Transport, Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Anthony Derjacques have both stated that the signing of Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) by both countries, which will enable direct flights between Nigeria and Seychelles 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.
Following the approval of the Federal Executive Council of the Memorandum on signing and ratification of Air Service Agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Seychelles, the two countries formerly ratified the Agreement, using the platform of the ongoing International Civil Aviation Negotiation (ICAN) event holding in Abuja.
Both Ministers singed the BASA on behalf of their countries.
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.
Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initial Air Services Agreement (ASA) 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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Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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