Nigeria and the State of Kuwait have strengthened their aviation ties with the conclusion of a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA).
The accord was formalised during COP28 in Dubai, and reflects a commitment to fostering international cooperation in aviation, said a statement by the media aide to the minister, Tunde Moshood.
"The agreement marks a pivotal moment in the diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Kuwait, opening avenues for enhanced connectivity and economic cooperation,” he said.
Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, expressed optimism about the prospects of this agreement, emphasising its potential to boost trade, tourism and people-to-people exchanges between Nigeria and Kuwait.
"The accord underscores the federal government's dedication to expanding the nation's global aviation footprint and creating opportunities for economic growth,” he said.
"This significant development comes as Nigeria actively engages with international partners to advance its aviation and aerospace capabilities.
“The federal government remains committed to fostering strong ties with nations around the world, and the bilateral air service agreement with Kuwait is a testament to this commitment.”