India, Guyana sign Air Services Agreement

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India and Guyana signed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) on 22nd April to facilitate easier travel between the two nations.

An overview of the news

  • The agreement was signed between Public Works Minister Bishop Juan Edghill and India's High Commissioner to Guyana KJ Srinivas in the presence of External Affairs MinisterS Jaishankar, who is on a 3-day visit to Guyana.

  • The agreement's signing is consistent with the government's objective to establish ties between Guyana and the rest of the world.

  • It will also complement the more than 50 air service agreements Guyana has negotiated with other ICAO governments for the advancement of interstate air travel.

  • The agreement encourages the development of international air services between the two countries and the global airline market.

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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