Tuesday, 30 November 2021 01:09 GMT

Qatar, Jordan hold talks on boosting air transport ties


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) QNA/Amman

Qatar's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Jordan's Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) held a two-day meeting on enhancing air transport ties between the two countries and means of boosting co-operation in the field of civil aviation and airports.
Qatar's delegation was led by CAA Chairman Abdulla bin Nasser Turki al-Subaey, while CARC Chief Commissioner Haitham Misto chaired the Jordanian side.
The talks resulted in the signing of a memorandum of understanding on boosting transport rights between the two countries.
The memorandum allows Qatar Airways to increase its passenger flights between Doha and Amman to 12 per week and cargo flights to seven.
The two sides also agreed on the importance of upgrading the air services agreement that both countries signed in 1976.
The memorandum came into effect from yesterday.

Qatar-Malaysia trade relations reviewed
HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani yesterday met Abdul Malik Kassim, State Minister for Religious Affairs, Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs and Chairman of Penang International Halal Centre, Penang State of Malaysia, and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between Qatar and Malaysia, and discussed aspects of co-operation, especially in the economic, trade and investment fields, and means of developing them. The meeting also discussed ways to promote trade opportunities between Qatar and the State of Penang in various sectors, mainly logistics and manufacturing, halal food and services, electronics, electricity and environment, export and import through Penang Port.

Qatar condemns blast at mosque in Afghanistan
Qatar has strongly condemned an explosion that targeted a mosque in Herat city in western Afghanistan, which killed one person and left a number of people injured.
In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Qatar's firm stance rejecting violence and terrorism, regardless of motives and reasons.
The statement stressed Qatar's total rejection to target places of worship and intimidate peaceful peoples.
The statement expressed Qatar's condolences to the family of the victim, the government and the people of Afghanistan, wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.

Car bombing in Mogadishu condemned
Qatar has strongly condemned a car bomb explosion near the Parliament and Interior Ministry buildings in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which caused a number of deaths and injuries.
In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Qatar's firm stance rejecting violence and terrorism, regardless of motives and reasons.
The statement expressed Qatar's condolences to the families of the victims, the government and the people of Somalia, wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.

Al-Mahmoud holds meetingsin Geneva
HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud met with a number parliamentarians on the sidelines of the meetings associated with the 138th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) currently being held in the Swiss city of Geneva.
The meetings discussed the parliamentary relations between Qatar and other friendly countries as well as means of supporting and developing them.

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