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Fiji, India held talks regarding new Air Services Agreement

The Attorney General, Minister for Public Service, Finance, Public Enterprises, Civil Aviation and Information of Fiji, Mr. Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum meeting the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, in New Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (UITV)- Further discussions have been held regarding the already signed Memorandum of Understanding between Fiji and India, which will form the basis of the new Air Services Agreement between the two countries.

The agreement follows discussions with Fiji’s Civil Aviation Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and his Indian counterpart Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

In a fruitful meeting, the two ministers also discussed the need to explore new avenues to further strengthen India’s engagement not only with Fiji but with the Pacific region.

The Attorney General thanked the Indian government for its friendship and its continued support and assistance for Fiji.

“It is evident that Fiji has very close ties with India and this has been strengthening by the visit of the Indian Prime minister to Fiji in 2014. We welcome and value India’s intention to reinforce and relationship between our two countries and for India to play a greater role in the region.”

Sayed-Khaiyum informed the minister that from April, there will be direct flight routes from Fiji to Singapore.

He says the shorter travel time together with visa on arrival for Indians presents an opportunity for more trade and investment for both countries and also for the region, through his country.