US President hails Saudi Arabia opening of airspace for all air carriers

Joe Biden, the 46th president of the US.
Joe Biden, the 46th president of the US.

US President Joe Biden welcomed the Kingdom's decision to open its airspace to all air carriers that meet the conditions. Biden described the kingdom's decision as historic, which is a clear goodwill gesture, according to a statement issued by the US President's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) decided to open the Kingdom's airspace for all air carriers that meet the requirements of the Authority for overflying.

In a statement on Friday, the authority explained that the decision comes within the framework of the country's keenness to fulfill its obligations under the Chicago Convention of 1944 and to complement the efforts aimed at consolidating the Kingdom's position as a global hub connecting three continents and to enhance international air connectivity. The Chicago Convention stipulates non-discrimination between civil aircraft used in international air navigation.

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