Iran signs air transport services agreement with UAE
The agreement was signed in Dubai during an official state visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
UAE news agency WAM reported on Thursday that Iran and the United Arab Emirates have reached an agreement on air transport services.
The deal was reached via the civil aviation authorities of the UAE and Iran, the report noted.
The agreement was signed in Dubai during an official state visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the report added.
The provisions of the agreement are intended to allow the national air carriers of Iran and the UAE to provide more services to their passengers and open new routes, as per the signed document.
During his visit, the Iranian diplomat met with the UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with whom he discussed several matters related to bilateral, regional, and global developments. The two had previously met in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 2, to discuss matters pertaining to the economy, trade, and consular issues, among other matters of mutual concern, Iranian news agency Fars reported.
🔽Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has met with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates. pic.twitter.com/tQP0h4owDQ— Iran Foreign Ministry 🇮🇷 (@IRIMFA_EN) June 22, 2023
The Iranian diplomat also met with the UAE's President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who issued a formal invitation to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to visit the UAE after Amir-Abdollahian offered Mohamed bin Zayed to visit Tehran.
Both parties discussed several matters of mutual interest and agreed to outline a cooperative plan to strengthen economic cooperation.
Amir-Abdollahian's visit comes as part of a tour across several countries in the Gulf region after Iran reached a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia in March.
So far, the diplomat has toured four countries, including Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and the UAE.