Cambodian parliament ratifies ASEAN-China air transport agreement

发布时间:2016-06-30 16:55:00  |  来源:Xinhua  |  作者:  |  责任编辑:杨霄霄
关键词:Cambodian parliament ratifies ASEAN-China air transport agreement

The National Assembly of Cambodiaon Thursday ratified the air transport agreement between theAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China.

Sixty-five lawmakers of the rulingCambodian People's Party, including Prime Minister Samdech TechoHun Sen, unanimously approved the pact as opposition CambodiaNational Rescue Party's lawmakers continued their boycott over alegal action against their deputy leader in a scandal.

Mao Havannall, Secretary of Stateof the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said the agreementwould provide a lot of advantages to Cambodia and the whole ASEANregion.

"It will boost the growth of airtransport between Cambodia and ASEAN and between ASEAN and China,"he said during the assembly session.

"It will also increaseinternational relations and cooperation in trade, economics,culture, tourism and transport between ASEAN and China throughopening new international flights between ASEAN and China."

He added that the agreement wouldalso increase more confidence among airline operators and encouragemore private enterprises to invest in air transport infrastructureconnectivity between ASEAN and China.

Nin Saphon, chairwoman of theNational Assembly's Commission of Public Works, Transport, andTelecommunication, said the agreement was signed during theASEAN-China Transport Ministers' meeting in Brunei in 2010.

"The agreement aims to establishintegrated, efficient and competitive international airtransportation between ASEAN and China to enhance trade, thewelfare of consumers and economic growth," she said.

"It is also to contribute to theprogress of regional and international civil aviation by gradualliberalization of air transport between ASEAN and China," sheadded. Endit