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Jordan and China Sign Air Services Agreement

Jordan and China have inked the final version of the Air Services Agreement that representatives of the two nations initially signed back in 1992.

Signing the pact were Captain Haitham Misto, President and CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines and Beijing’s Ambassador to Amman, Ban Wei Fang.

The agreement seeks to regulate air services and allow air transport companies from the two countries to operate 21 passenger and cargo flights each week, a substantial increase from seven.

The agreement also allows operators to launch multi-purpose air flights from other countries’ hubs, and would help avoid tax duplicity and charges on air profits in the two countries.

Misto said the move was a crucial step in forging better air cooperation between his country and China, and asked the Asian powerhouse to increase its tourist numbers to the Kingdom.

Fang responded by stressing that the agreement would play an important part in regulating reciprocally-operated air flights. He also noted bilateral ties have developed in economic, cultural and touristic domains.

He also added that the deal would establish a solid foundation for future opportunities of cooperation.

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