The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that plans to begin a direct flight from Nigeria to Pakistan has commenced, stressing that such move would benefit both countries.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan. He led a delegation to meet with government officials in civil aviation, trade, and commerce in a bid to strengthen economic relations between the two nations.

The Minister stressed that such development was important as it would help to foster economic and trade relations and also help to strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.

Sirika in a statement through his Special Assistant, James Odaudu noted that the volume of trade between the two nations is currently put at $210 million.

The statement revealed that an agreement for the subsisting Bilateral Air Services Agreement between Nigeria and Pakistan should be revitalized within a short period of time.

Part of the statement reads

“To actualise the plan, a directive was given to officials of both countries present at the meeting to immediately meet to review the BASA and come up with a workable Memorandum of Understanding that would ensure the early commencement of direct flights”.

The Pakistani Minister of Commerce, Syed Qamar, in his remarks said that trade relations between the two nations could be strengthened with the existence of a direct flight linking the two countries. He added that a direct flight between the two nations could help in cementing the bilateral and economic relations between the two nations.

Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
I'm Gabriel Eleojo Umoru, a graduate of Mass Communication from Prince Abubakar Audu University (formerly Kogi State University Anyigba, Kogi State). My hobbies include writing, surfing the internet and listening to music. I'm into voice editing and project management. I also help people out in their research projects.

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