Bilateral Air Service Agreement Btween Nigeria and Qatar
Nigeria and the State of Qatar on Sunday in Doha, Qatar, signed Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) to pave way for direct flights between major cities of both countries.
This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari.It stated that both countries also signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and tax evasion on the sideline of President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to Qatar.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, representing President Muhammadu Buhari, signed the air service agreement on behalf of the country while Qatar’s Minister of Transportation and Communications, Jassim Bin Saif Alsulaiti, signed on behalf of Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani.
“The agreement, which was signed in the presence of both leaders, is expected to operate on the principle of reciprocity by the designated airlines on behalf of the countries,” the statement said.
It said that the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, also 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.