Saudi GACA signs MoU with Poland to improve mutual air connectivity

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Poland to organize the operational framework for air transport between the two countries.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Ali Rajab, the Executive Vice President at GACA, Economic Policies and International Cooperation, and Mr. Piotr Samson, the President of the Polish Civil Aviation Authority, at the headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority in Warsaw. The signing ceremony was attended by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Poland, Mr. Saad bin Saleh Al-Saleh.

This MOU comes within the objectives of the strategy of the civil aviation sector, which aims to enhance the Kingdom’s air connectivity with more than 250 destinations worldwide and to be a global logistics platform.

Since 1995, both countries have had a long history of bilateral relations. The Framework Agreements between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia build on cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, technology, culture, tourism, youth and sport.

GACA recently decided to open the Kingdom’s airspace for all air carriers that meet the requirements of the Authority for overflying. It comes within the framework of the country’s keenness to fulfill its obligations under the Chicago Convention of 1944.

The Chicago Convention of 1944 stipulates non-discrimination between civil aircraft used in international air navigation, and complements the efforts aimed at consolidating the Kingdom’s position as a global hub connecting three continents and enhancing international air connectivity.

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