Strengthening regional ties: Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali unveil visionary aviation collaboration

In a recent development, the leadership of Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali has revealed a bold commitment to fortify their AES alliance by deepening collaboration in the aviation sector. This visionary initiative aims to establish a joint airline, fostering enhanced regional connectivity and forging stronger bonds among the three nations.

The inception of this collaborative airline underscores the unwavering dedication of authorities to drive economic and social development through forward-thinking endeavors.

By delivering accessible and efficient air transport services, this joint venture is poised not only to facilitate trade, tourism, and cultural exchanges within the Alliance of Sahel States but also to catalyze a new era of regional cooperation.

«Having a shared airline for the AES holds immense advantages for its member states, offering complete control over the airspace of the three alliance countries. To realize this vision, a thoughtful framework involving the insights of aviation experts and industry stakeholders is paramount», highlighted Prime Minister Dr. Apollinaire Joachimson Kyélèm de Tambèla during the inaugural Civil Aviation Days.

This collaborative endeavor further exemplifies the collective determination of authorities in the three brotherly nations to collaboratively tackle shared challenges and harness regional opportunities.

By pooling resources in the aviation sector, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali stand poised to not only elevate their global competitiveness but also champion sustainable development in the broader Sahel region.


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