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Nigeria to sign MoU with Algeria for reopening of direct flight route

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, has disclosed that it is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Algeria for a direct flight route between the two countries in a few months to come.

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo revealed this when he received a delegation from Algeria led by the Algeria Ambassador to Nigeria in his office recently.

This is contained in a press statement by the Head of Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Information and National Orientation, Sani Datti.

Keyamo disclosed that the Algeria delegation had reached out to Nigeria in the weeks for the reopening of the route between Algiers and Lagos to revive the BASA that hasn’t been taken advantage of over the years.

The minister reiterated the commitment of President Tinubu’s administration to protect domestic airlines.

He said that he informed the Algerian delegation about reciprocity for the domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, which they gladly acceded to.

Keyamo further revealed that the Federal Government would go over the details of the agreement brought forward by the Algerian delegation regarding reopening flight routes between both countries, adding that the process would be as quick as possible.

Speaking on when the MoU would be signed, the minister said that the signing of the flight agreement would either be done in Nigeria at a fixed date or an international forum.

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On his part, the Ambassador of Algeria to Nigeria, Mr. Hocine Latli said the flight agreement between Nigeria and Algeria would restart the dynamic partnership and cooperation between both countries.