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Nigeria and Kuwait have signed on to a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) that would allow reciprocal flight operations between both countries, including allowing Nigerian carriers to be able operate direct flights to the Middle Eastern country.
Festus Keyamo, minister of aviation and aerospace development, represented Nigeria as the historic accord between the two countries was formalised during COP28 in Dubai, reflecting a commitment to fostering international cooperation in the realm of aviation.
The agreement marks a pivotal moment in the diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Kuwait, opening avenues for enhanced connectivity and economic cooperation.
A statement by Tunde Moshood, special adviser, media and communications to the minister, noted that Keyamo expressed optimism about the prospects of the agreement, emphasising its potential to boost trade, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges between Nigeria and Kuwait.
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The accord underscores Nigeria’s dedication to expanding the nation’s global aviation footprint and creating opportunities for economic growth.
This significant development comes as Nigeria actively engages with international partners to advance its aviation and aerospace capabilities.
According to him, the government remains committed to fostering strong ties with nations around the world, adding that the bilateral air service agreement with Kuwait is a testament to this commitment.