The UAE represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently inked an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran to strengthen air transport and aviation safety.
This agreement was signed following talks between the two countries’ federal aviation authorities.
The agreement was signed by Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director-general of UAE GCAA and Dr Alireza Jahangirian, vice minister of roads and urban development and president of Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO) of Iran.
Al Suwaidi said: “The historical, economic and religious ties between UAE and Iran play a vital role in our bilateral relations in all fields, including aviation. The strategy of the GCAA supports open skies agreements that benefit all parties in the air transport industry. It is in our interest to develop air transport relations with Iran, leading to full open skies relation between the countries in the near future.”
Dr Jahangirian expressed that talks with the UAE would represent a new starting point to strengthen and expand cooperation between the two countries. The meeting also concluded a number of agreements that grant rights for UAE national air carriers to operate to a number of Iranian cities, as well as establishing a system for cooperation in the fields of aviation safety, search and rescue activities and air accidents.