Posted on September 22, 2016

The first round of negotiations for comprehensive aviation agreement between the Civil Aviation Authority of the State of Qatar and the European concluded today. The negotiations aimed at reaching a comprehensive air transport agreement to regulate aspects of air services and the rights of air transport between the State of Qatar and the EU member states.

The Qatari side was chaired by HE Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority Abdulla bin Nasser Turki Al Subaey and attended by Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways Group Akbar Al Baker. From the European side, it was attended by head of the international transport affairs of the European Commission Carlos Acosta. The two sides reviewed, during the meetings hosted by Doha over the past three days, the provisions of the proposed comprehensive agreement and also discussed them in detail to reach a common understanding.

They agreed on the need to complete the negotiations in the subsequent phases of the negotiations to finalize the comprehensive air services agreement between the State of Qatar and the European Union.