Kuwait-India talks focus on aviation cooperation

NEW DELHI: Kuwaiti and Indian officials meet in Mumbai yesterday. — KUNA

NEW DELHI: India and Kuwait yesterday held bilateral talks in India’s financial capital Mumbai to enhance cooperation in the field of civil aviation and air transport. During the talks, the Kuwaiti delegation was headed by President of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, while the Indian side was represented by Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu. In the presence of Kuwait’s Ambassador to India Jassim Al-Najim and senior Kuwaiti officials, a number of issues of mutual concern in the field of civil aviation and air transport were discussed.

The meeting also underlined the importance of more dialogue between technical teams from both sides to enhance cooperation, increase flights and deepen coordination among airlines from both nations. Kuwaiti National Carrier, Kuwait Airways, was part of the Gulf state’s delegation, which included Chief Executive Officer Kamel Al-Awadhi along with Jazeera Airways CEO Rohit Ramachandran and Deputy Director General for Aviation Safety and Air Transport Affairs Engineer Emad Al-Jlewi. The meeting aims to boost cooperation with the Indian authorities in the field of civil aviation, according to Al-Jlewi. – KUNA

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