Liberia, Belgium Sign Air Transport Agreement To Boost Bilateral Aviation

(LINA) – The Governments of Liberia and the Kingdom of Belgium have signed an Air Transport Agreement aimed at strengthening aviation services between both countries.

The signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 17, in the Minister’s Conference Room on at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley signed on behalf of the Liberian Government, while the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Liberia, Hugues Chantry signed for his Government.

Speaking at the ceremony, Foreign Minister Findley described the agreement as a renewal of concrete bilateral relations between Liberia and the Kingdom of Belgium, particularly in the aviation sector.

While recounting Belgium’s role in Liberia’s recovery process, Foreign Minister Findley noted the remarkable efforts by SN Brussels Airlines during the height of the Ebola crisis in Liberia, when the Belgium carrier brought in essential medical supplies to aid in the fight against the epidemic.

For his part, Belgium Ambassador Chantry said the Air Transport Agreement is an historic landmark that will pave the way for SN Brussels to have a cordial working relationship with the Liberian Civil Aviation Authority, especially issues bordering on aviation activities.

Also speaking, the Director General of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Emmanuel Nuquay, said the LCAA, as Regulator in the aviation sector, is extremely delighted about the new Agreement with Belgium, describing SN Brussels Airlines as the dominant carrier in the Liberia airspace.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.