UAE seals air transport services agreement with Tajikistan

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an air transport services agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Tajikistan.

The two agreements intend to lift restrictions on designated carriers from the UAE and Tajikistan, streamline trade and air traffic between the two nations, and boost their GDPs and airport connections.

Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the GCAA, said that the aviation accords with Tajikistan demonstrate their desire to strengthen relations and collaboration in the air transport sector, and will benefit carriers from both countries while also promoting bilateral trade and tourism.

Furthermore, Mr. Al Suwaidi expressed the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority’s interest in creating a conducive environment for advancing the aviation industry, stressing that the cooperation agreement reflects the UAE’s forward-looking approach to promoting international partnerships and strengthening its ties with Tajikistan.

The General Civil Aviation Authority is a federal, autonomous body set up to oversee and regulate all aviation-related activities in the UAE. It was established in 1996 by Federal Cabinet Decree to regulate Civil Aviation and provide designated aviation services with an emphasis on safety and security and to strengthen the aviation industry within the UAE and its upper airspace.

Recently, GCAA and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) discussed avenues for the development and expansion of partnerships that pave the way to innovation and excellence, further enhancing productivity.

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