Viet Nam, Malaysia ink new aviation deal

Update: November, 07/2015 - 09:28
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam and Malaysia's Department of Civil Authority signed a co-operation agreement yesterday, enabling both sides to increase information sharing, consultations, training co-ordination and joint initiatives to ensure aviation safety and security.

The 12-article deal also opens up opportunities for both countries in a number of areas, including safety, accident investigation, aviation security and the environment.

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang said the agreement aimed to create favourable conditions for businesses from both sides to open new air routes and strengthen aviation services.

The deal was also expected to make travelling between the two countries easier, while promoting bilateral investment and trade ties, he said.

Malaysian Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai expressed his delight at the signing of the agreement 37 years after the signing of the first deal between the two sides in the area in 1978. — VNS