Mauritania: Ministers discuss formation of sub-regional airline

Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Air Transport Ministers from Mauritania, Mali and Niger gathered here Sunday to iron out details in their quest to establish a sub-regional airline, PANA learnt from official sources.

The agreement for the establishment of the new sub-regional airline involving the three West Africa States was reached when the Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, visited Mauritania, a fortnight ago.

Mauritania currently has a State-owned airline, Mauritania Airlines International (MAI).

According to the sources, the need to establish the sub-regional airline followed the desire to join forces in a bid to maximize success after individual airlines had failed.
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26 january 2014 20:13:28




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