A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the International Cooperation of DGAC France to extend technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation between the two countries.
CAAN Director General Sanjiv Gautam and DGAC Director of International Cooperation Betrand De-Lacombe signed the MoU during a ceremony at the CAAN office.
The MoU will be in effect for the next four years. Under this agreement, both countries will work together through manifold actions such as the exchange of information regarding various techniques in the aviation sector, and send French experts and instructors to Nepal for training missions and vice-versa.
Nepal had penned an agreement on technical cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in April 2015 under which various flight operation experts and airworthiness specialists were assigned to Nepal.
However, these experts have already concluded their tenure. According to CAAN officials, France will back Nepal by providing expert support in the field of flight operations and airworthiness.