Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Israel, Satybaldy Burshakov, has met with Director General of the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority Joel Feldshukh and representatives of Israeli airlines, the press service of the Kazakh MFA informs.
The diplomat informed aviation experts about the “open skies” regime at airports in 11 cities of Kazakhstan since November 1, 2019, which could help establish direct flights between Kazakhstan and Israel. Ambassador also spoke about economic, tourism, transport and transit potential, investment climate of Kazakhstan, as well as about the current situation and prospects of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Burshakov noted that since 2017, Israeli citizens had been enjoying visa-free regime to enter Kazakhstan, which significantly stimulated an increase in the number of Israelis traveling to the country. Currently, the Kazakh side is consulting with Israeli experts on the conclusion of an agreement on mutual visa-free travel for citizens of both countries. The parties agreed that all the mentioned factors created good conditions for opening a direct flight between the two countries, which would undoubtedly be welcomed, first of all, by citizens of both states, business circles, as well expand cultural and humanitarian exchange and business contacts. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)