Cabinet approves Air Services Agreement between India and Guyana

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 Union Cabinet on 22 February approved the signing of the Air Services Agreement between the Government of India and Guyana. 

An overview of the news

  • The Air Services Agreement will come into force after the exchange of Diplomacy Notes.

  • The Diplomacy Notes shall confirm that both sides have completed the necessary internal procedures for the entry into force of this Agreement.

  • The signing of the Air Services Agreement with Guyana will create a framework for the provision of air services between the two countries.

  • The agreement will give a boost to the aviation market and aviation sector in India.

  • To strengthen international air connectivity, India has so far signed air service agreements with many countries.

  • India and Guyana are signatories to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). 

  • There is a significant Indian presence in Guyana and according to the 2012 census Indians constitute about 40% of the population.

What is an Air Services Agreement?

  • Air Services Agreement (ASA) provides the legal framework for air operations between two countries.

  • It is based on the sovereignty of the nations, the nationality of the carriers and the commercial opportunity for each side's designated airlines.

  • Prior to this there was no Air Services Agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Guyana.

About Guyana

  • Prime Minister: Mark Phillips

  • President: Mohamed Irfaan Ali

  • Capital: Georgetown

  • Currency : Guyanese dollar (G$)

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