Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Kazakh envoy welcomes opening of direct flights between Delhi and Astana

Welcoming the opening of direct flights between New Delhi and Kazakhstan capital Astana from July 2, Kazakhstan's Ambassador to India Bulat Sarsenbayev described it as a significant development in the 25th year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

In a statement given out the media, Ambassador Sarsenbayev said, "I am very glad to note that we managed to agree on the opening of direct flights between the capitals of the two countries during the significant year of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Kazakh-Indian diplomatic relations. Starting from 2nd July of this year, company "Air Astana" will operate three times a week direct flights on the route Astana-Delhi-Astana, which will harmoniously complement the already existing daily flights Almaty-Delhi-Almaty."

He revealed that the activities related to the establishment direct flights between the two capital cities was carried out in accordance with the "Plan of the Nation - 100 Concrete Steps to implement the Five Institutional Reforms" proposed by Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

He referred to specific sections of the plan such as "Point Number 67" wherein it is clearly mentioned that "Development of the air carrier "Air Astana" and the national company "Kazakhstan Temirzholy" as major international operators."
07/06/17 ANI/DNA

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