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FG, Qatar sign Bi-Lateral agreement for direct flights

Federal Government has earlier today has signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with the State of Qatar in Doha with this agreement will ensure direct flight between major cities in both countries.

President Muhammed Buhari
President Muhammed Buhari

In a statement by Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the Minister of State for Aviation Alhaji Hadi Sirika, who represented President Buhari signed on behalf of Nigeria while Qatar Minister of Transportation and Commerce, Jassim Bin Saif Alsulaiti signed on behalf of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Bin Hammad Al-Thani.

The BASA signed with Nigeria and Qatar is also expected to promote, trade, commerce, tourism between the two countries

The Special Adviser said this was just as Nigeria had also commenced discussions on partnerships towards establishing her national airline.

Nigeria currently has over 70 BASA agreements, a majority of which are not reciprocated by the country

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