Qatar and Kazakhstan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) while, Croatia and Japan have signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement.
Qatar & Kazakhstan :: Croatia & Japan
On Wednesday, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and Civil Aviation Authority of Kazakhstan held a meeting in Almaty City. In this meeting, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase transport rights for passengers and cargo flights.
After 30 years of diplomatic relationship, Croatia & Japan are also looking to have direct air connectivity.
MoU between Qatar & Kazakhstan
Acting President of General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Mohamed Faleh Al Hajri from the Qatari side and Chairman of Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan Talgat Lastayev from the Kazak side signed the document.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding, 14X additional weekly flights can be operated to Kazakhstan. This consists of 7X weekly flights to Astana and 7X weekly flights to Kazak Capital Astana. Also, number of weekly cargo flights to Kazakhstan to go up by 10.
This MoU not just reflects the increasing demand for travel but also for cargo services between the countries.
The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding comes as a joint effort of both the countries to enhance their bilateral cooperation and deepen the economic and trade relations.
Croatia & Japan signs Air Service Agreement
To establish non-stop connectivity between both countries, Croatia and Japan have signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA).
On the occasion of 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both nations, Croatia’s Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman signed the deal with Japanese counterpart Hayashi Yoshimasa.
Croatian Foreign and Affairs Ministry said that direct services will contribute to the tourist exchange between both the countriess. Add to that, economic cooperation will be enhanced. The Croatian Minister said that this not only strengthen’s Croatia-Japan relations but also enhance partnership with other countries, specially ASEAN countries.
The negotiations for an Air Service Agreement started in November 2018 and a deal in principle was siged in November 2022. There is a sufficient air traffic demand for scheduled air services between Japan and Croatia in future.
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