India, South Africa air services agreement approvedDecember 26th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for superseding the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) signed on December 5, 1998 between India and South Africa by a revised ASA.
This ASA is based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) template.
The revised ASA signifies an important landmark in civil aviation relations between India and South Africa. It has the potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between the two countries.
The Cabinet also approved for signing of an agreement between India and Serbia for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied activities.
The agreement inter alia will provide for cooperation between the two countries in the field of agricultural research and production, post harvest management, agro processing and marketing, cooperation in veterinary and SPS issues, trade in agricultural and food products and encourages business to business cooperation.
The Government of Serbia has also extended invitation to Agriculture Minister to visit Serbia in January 2009. The Agreement will be signed during the proposed visit of Agriculture Minister to Serbia. (ANI)
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