MUSCAT, Oman: Pakistan’s ambassador to Oman Ali Javed has appreciated the existing bonds of mutual cooperation between Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan and Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).
In a meeting with the CEO PACA Dr. Muhammad Nasser Al Zaabi at the Headquarters of PACA in Muscat on Thursday, the ambassador gave a comprehensive briefing on the recent political and parliamentary exchanges, and expressed satisfaction over the rising trajectory of bilateral relations.
The envoy praised the successful launch of Oman’s new Airline i.e. Salam Air, and welcomed its prospective operations to Pakistan as a positive addition to the vibrant spectrum of historical ties.
Ali Javed observed that the two countries’ Aviation Sectors presented a solid plane for enhancing bilateral cooperation.
While appreciating the commonalities in the strategic vision of the two Countries’ leaderships, the CEO PACA praised the mutual understanding between PACA and CAA and their cooperation at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Al Zaabi appreciated the initiatives launched by the two governments and the positive contributions by the Embassy of Pakistan in solidifying the bonds of friendship. He also shared his vision on the future operations to Pakistan and the status of upcoming Muscat International Airport.
Salalah, capital of Dhofar Region, located 1100km South West of Muscat was directly linked by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with Lahore and Islamabad from December 1, 2016 and the forthcoming addition of Karachi and Sialkot Sectors w.e.f March 30 and April 1, 2017 respectively, shall fortify the Aviation Sector cooperation further.
An estimated 65,000-70,000 Pakistanis reside in Dhofar region shall stand to benefit from these developments, in addition to enhancing bilateral Trade and Tourism.