Kazakhstan and Japan Sign Air Communication Memorandum
Kazakhstan, Astana, 20 June / Trend corr. K.Konirova / Serik Ahmatov, the Kazakhstan Transport and Communication Minister, and Tetsuzo Fuyushiba, the Japanese Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister, have signed a Memorandum on the air communication within the framework of the official visit of the Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nzarbayev to Japan.
The Memorandum says that the mutual beneficial cooperation in the sphere of citizen aviation will expand the bilateral cooperation in all the spheres including the transport sector.
The direct international air communication is relevant from the point of view of expansion of human resources exchange and promotion of economical mutual relations between the two countries.
From 9 to 12 May 2008, the delegation from the Kazakhstan Transport and Communication Ministry held a range of meetings with representatives of the Japanese Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism Ministries to sign the intergovernmental Air Communication Agreement.
A Protocol was signed as a result of the meetings. The document touches upon the issues regarding the aforesaid agreement, as well as regulation of transport volumes, commercial cooperation between aviation companies and flight routes.
It is expected that the sides will be able to begin negotiations to sign bilateral air communication agreement
After receiving the results of the implemented direct air communication between the countries.
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