Sunday, October 02, 2016

Need For Air Connectivity With Nigeria Very Obvious: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said the need for direct air connectivity with West Africa nations like Nigeria was very obvious though airlines have to take a final call in this regard.

"In this deregulated world of civil aviation, airlines have to make judgements about traffic and viability but the need for air connectivity is very obvious," he told reporters on his return from his two-nation visit of Nigeria and Mali.

Flights between Nigeria and India are via cities like Doha, Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Istanbul and even Amsterdam. Mr Ansari described his five-day visit to the two countries as very satisfying.

"Last year we hosted the India-Africa Summit in Delhi. This visit was a follow-up of the many ideas that were discussed during the meet," he said.

Terming Nigeria as a major country, he said it has a place of its own in Africa.

"We are Nigeria's biggest partner in trade in Africa. It is also a major supplier of energy."
02/10/16 PTI/NDTV
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