Strengthening cooperation with Cuba in civil aviation

Written By Mark

A delegation from the State of Qatar made an official visit to the Cuban capital, Havana, with the aim of strengthening cooperation in the field of civil aviation and increasing transport rights between the two countries, at the invitation of the General Authority of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Cuba.
The Qatari delegation was headed by Mr. Mohammed bin Faleh Al-Hajri, who is in charge of managing the work of the General Authority of Civil Aviation. The delegation also included representatives of Qatar Airways and Qatar Airports Management Company (Matar).
On the sidelines of the visit, Mr. Mohammed bin Falih Al Hajri signed a memorandum of understanding with His Excellency Mr. Armando Daniel Lopez, President of the Civil Aviation Institute (IACC) in the Republic of Cuba. The memorandum stipulates the liberalization of air transport rights between the two countries, and the carriers designated under this memorandum will be able to use the fifth freedom at all intermediate points and points beyond, which will enhance the transport rights of the national carrier (Qatar Airways), and contribute to expanding its global network of destinations.
Following the signing, the two sides stressed the necessity and importance of committing to developing means of cooperation between the two countries in the field of civil aviation and striving to achieve further progress in this field, out of their belief in the importance of the aviation sector and its important role in strengthening bilateral relations and promoting economic development. The Qatari delegation made an inspection tour of Jose Martí International Airport in the capital, Havana, during which the delegation was briefed on the various vital facilities at the airport. The Qatari delegation also visited the Air Navigation Administration in Cuba, to view all the navigational systems and radar devices used in managing air traffic in Cuban airspace. During this tour, the delegation was accompanied by a number of officials from the Cuban Civil Aviation Institute and the administration of José Martí International Airport.