Union Cabinet approves ASA with Nepal

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Nepal.

India and Nepal enjoy a traditionally warm and cordial relationship and share historical, political and economic relationship.

The growth of the air services of the two countries has greatly facilitated enhancement of this relationship.

With a view to have detailed discussions in matters relating to the air services between India and Nepal and to widen the field of aviation a new ASA based on International civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) template, was negotiated in September 2009.

The ASA has the potential to spur greater trade investment, tourism and strengthening the cultural exchange between the two countries besides bringing it in tune with the developments in the international civil aviation scenario.

Both the countries shall now be entitled to designate any number of airlines for operation of mutually agreed services for which the respective country shall grant appropriate authorization and permission. (ANI)

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