Union Cabinet approved India-Rwand of Air Services Agreement

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 February approved signing of an Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Rwanda to allow the airlines of the two countries to operate services in each other’s territory. Rwanda national carrier RwandAir has already announced its plans to launch its air services to India from the next fiscal with four flights per week to Mumbai. The Union Cabinet, which met here under by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Rwanda.

The agreement would provide enabling environment for enhanced and seamless connectivity while providing commercial opportunities to the carriers of both the sides ensuring greater safety and security. The Agreement has the potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between the two countries, bringing it in tune with developments in the civil aviation sector. It will also provide enabling environment for enhanced and seamless connectivity while providing commercial opportunities to the carriers of both the sides ensuring greater safety and security. Rwanda is a sovereign State in the East African Region. It is also one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. India-Rwanda relations are marked by cordiality, convergence of views and cooperation on major international issues. India is among the few countries in the world which voiced their concerns to alert the world about the possibility of genocide, as early as 1992. In recent years, the relations are marked by an increasing trend in bilateral trade and investments, greater people to people contact and a deep sense of mutual respect.

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