Hargeisa, 26 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Ethiopian and Kuwaiti governments signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which would enable the two countries to strengthen the air transport cooperation between the two countries.

According to the public relations department with the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the air transport agreement increase the twice-weekly flights between the two countries to seven flights per week. The existing agreement allows carriers of the two countries to operate two flights per week. Ethiopian Airlines operates two weekly flights to Kuwait. However, there is no Kuwaiti airline that flies to Ethiopia.

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The new agreement also allows unlimited cargo flights between the two countries. Based on the new agreement, Ethiopian can increase its flight frequency to seven days a week.

CAA and the Kuwaiti civil aviation authority first signed an air transport agreement in October 1998. Last may, the authorities agreed to replace this air transport agreement with a new one. Accordingly, the authorities signed the new MoU at the Addis Ababa National Palace. The agreement was signed by Gobena Guangul, acting general director of CAA, and Mr. Sawaz A.Al-Farah, president of the Kuwaiti Civil Aviation Authority.

Source: The Reporter