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Published on : Monday, February 29, 2016
In order to pave the way for the introduction of direct flights between major cities of both countries, Nigeria and Qatar have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA), according to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari.
an agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Tax Evasion was also signed in Doha Sunday by both countries on the sidelines of President Buhari’s State visit to Qatar.
Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika signed the air services agreement on behalf of the country while Qatar’s Minister of Transportation and Communications, Jassim Bin Saif Alsulaiti, signed on behalf of the State of Qatar.
“The agreement, which was signed in the presence of both leaders, is expected to operate on the principle of reciprocity by the designated airlines of both countries,’’ the statement said.
Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun signed the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes income with her Qatari counterpart, Ali Shareef Al Emadi.
“It is also expected that the agreement on bilateral air service will promote trade, commerce and tourism between the two countries just as Nigeria has also commenced discussions on partnerships towards establishing a national airline for Nigeria,” the statement said.