Gambia ratifies aviation agreements with Kenya, Saudi Arabia

Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian Parliament Wednesday ratified two bilateral aviation agreements -- one with Kenya and the other with Saudi Arabia.

According to parliamentary sources, motions on the agreements were tabled before the parliamentarians by Gambia's Minister of Works and Construction, Francis Liti Mboge, who reportedly stressed the significance of the  agreements.

He said the objectives of the agreements were in tune with Gambia's Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE) and Vision 2020.  

"Besides opening up of the air transport market, it is envisaged that the agreement with (Saudi Arabia) will ease air travel in the sub-region as well as increase employment in the aviation industry,” Mboge was quoted as saying.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is said to have already ratified the agreement.

Meanwhile, on the Bilateral Air Agreement between Gambian government and that of Kenya, Mboge reportedly highlighted that the move would grant rights to ''each contracting party to exploit international services on specified routes".
-0- PANA MLJ/VAO 18April2013

18 april 2013 17:29:05




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