Pakistan to train Afghanistan’s aviation staff

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ISLAMABAD: Afghan Embassy in Islamabad said that Pakistan will be providing professional training to Afghanistan’s aviation staff in areas of security, air traffic controlling, firefighting, air forecast, and airport management.

A statement, released by the Afghan embassy, reads that the bilateral agreement in this regard was reached during the visit of Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqi.

Both neighboring countries also agreed to be conducting ten flights every week between Kabul and Islamabad among them two would be carried out by large planes and the rest by small ones.

“The number of seats will be increased from 1,000 to 1,500 and planes will be able to fly from any airport of Pakistan to Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Kandahar,” reads the statement.

In the meantime, Afghanistan’s planes will also be allowed to fly to the airports of Islamabad, Quetta, and Peshawar.

Afghanistan’s foreign minister visit to Pakistan was not only aimed at attending Troika Plus but also to discuss bilateral issues among the trade, transit, and the difficulties of crossing points between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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