Dec 17, 2018: During the recently concluded International Commission for Air Navigation (ICAN) conference in Nairobi, Seychelles has entered Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) with Poland and Luxembourg, Europe; Colombia and Chile, South America; the Dominican Republic from the Caribbean; and Mali, Mozambique and Ghana from Africa.

These agreements are now subject to ratification by first the cabinet of ministers and then the Seychelles’ National Assembly, where the agreements are expected to be tabled in due course.

The Seychelles delegation also reportedly signed renewed BASA’s with several other countries, among them are Kenya and Rwanda from Africa, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

This International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) organised meeting has become a regular platform for member states to meet and hold bilateral and multilateral discussions and negotiations with the aim to create legal frameworks among states to regulate air traffic between them.

The Seychelles delegation was for the last time headed by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) CEO Gilbert Faure, who is due to retire at the end of the year.

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