Tuesday, March 19, 2013

■ RWANDA: Sudan, Rwanda sign Air Services Agreement.

Sudan flagAt a ceremony held in Kigali this week, Rwanda and Sudan signed a five year bilateral cooperation agreement which included a Bilateral Air Service Agreement aimed at expanding air services between Kigali and Khartoum. Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo signed on behalf of Rwanda with Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Almed Karti signing on behalf of the Republic of Sudan.

Rwandan Peacekeepers off to Darfur Sudan
Rwandan Peacekeepers off to Darfur
Regarding the air service agreement, Rwandan State Minister in charge of Transport, Dr. Alexis Nzahabwanimana, mentioned the importance of the agreement in line with the existing plan of the government of Rwanda to expand airline routes to different cities including Khartoum and Juba.
“Air services are the backbone for any other sector of cooperation between countries. We increase our network and extend to other areas of cooperation,” said Dr. Nzahabwanimana.
While no direct air links currently exist between Kigali and Khartoum, Rwandair (WB) has expressed interest in launching flights to the South Sudanese capital, Juba, in the near future.

Thanks to RwandanFlyer.