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Timor-Leste and UAE sign an Agreement in the field of aviation

Timor-Leste and UAE sign  an Agreement in the field of aviation

Dubai, 21 oct 2021(TATOLI) – Timor-Leste Ministry of Transport and Communications (TL-MTC) and The United Arab Emirate (UAE) through the General Civic Aviation Authority (DCAA) signed an agreement in the field of Aviation in Dubai.

Minister of Transportation and Communications (MTC), José Agostinho da Silva said the purpose of the agreement was to stabilize the coordination and Air clearance system to allow connectivity on commercial flights between the two countries and ensure legal landings at Timor-Leste Airport.

Agustinho said that there was a need for better cooperation between the two countries in the field of aviation.

“The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an air service agreement in Pacific countries and today Timor-Leste deserve for this signature either,”said da Silva.

The agreement was signed by the UAE Director General (GCAA) Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi and Timor-Leste Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Jose Agustinho Da Silva and accompanied by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Julião Da Silva and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry, Domingos Lopes Antunes. The signing of the agreement ceremony took place at the GCAA office in Dubai, Tuesday, 19/10/021,

This agreement is also realized under the GCAA’s ongoing efforts to expand the UAE’s air transport service agreement network in the South East Asia region including Timor-Leste.

The service agreement is a two-state exchange note with a worldwide consolidation of its reputation as the world’s leading proponent of an open sky policy.

UAE Director General (GCAA) Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi declares that GCAA’ is dedicated to leveraging new opportunities for expansion of support for UAE-based airlines Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Air Arabia, Flydubai, Dhabi, and Wizzair Abu Dhabi.

“UAE is showing commitment to go ahead of coordination and realize this signature event. The recommendation is addressed to Timor-Leste for the infrastructure provided must be sufficient to ensure the operational system of the Air,” said Al Suwaidi at the signing of the agreement between the two countries in Dubai.

He said Timor-Leste and the United Arab Emirates must comply with the International Standards of Air Service Agreement under International Civil Aviation Procedures.

The agreement will be presented to the Council of Ministers and submitted to the National Parliament for approval and ratification before the implementation.

It is known that the government of Timor-Leste through the Aviation Civic Authority of Timor-Leste also has signed the agreement with Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia in the field of aviation.

 

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Rosario Borges

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