The Indian Cabinet has approved the signing of an Air Services Agreement between its Government and Guyana.
“The Air Services Agreement will come into force after the exchange of diplomatic notes between the parties confirming that each party has completed the necessary internal procedure for entry into force of this Agreement,” the Indian Information Service said in a statement today.
The Air Services Agreement with Guyana will enable a framework for provision of air services between the two countries.
Already, India and Guyana are signatories to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).
“The delegations representing the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana met in Nassau, Bahamas on 06 December 2016 during the ICAO Air Services Negotiations event where both countries had initialled the text of an ASA for scheduled air services between the two countries in terms of the Memorandum of Understanding dated 06 December 2016 between India and Guyana,” the Bureau explained.
The Indian information service said that the Air Services Agreement between will provide an enabling environment for enhanced and seamless connectivity while providing commercial opportunities to the carriers of both the sides.
Vice President, Bharrat Jagdeo and Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh are currently in India for a series of official meetings.
President Irfaan Ali recently confirmed that his Administration was in talks with Hindustan Aviation Limited in India concerning a possible replacement for one of the Defence Force’s skyvans that would be out of commission soon.
At the time, President Ali said Guyana’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of India were engaging each other on the matter.