Israel and Jordan signed a new aviation agreement Thursday that will allow overflights of civilian and military aircraft on routes to and from the Gulf and Asia, paving the way to shorter flight times.

The official government announcement said the treaty “will lead to substantial savings in fuel, will reduce polluting emissions, and contribute to the quality of the environment.”

“This is a successful conclusion to negotiations that started several years ago but that were accelerated and completed only after the signing of the peace agreement with the UAE and the historic permit for Israeli flights over Saudi Arabia,” said the joint announcement issued by the civil aviation authorities of Israel and Jordan.

An elated Israeli transportation minister said she hoped additional announcements would follow.

“Thanks to the peace agreement, the State of Israel is becoming more and more integrated into the region,” said Transportation Minister Miri Regev. “We are opening new forms of cooperation in transport, business and diplomacy with countries that share borders with us and have similar interests and a common vision of regional peace.”

Source: World Israel News

Related Articles:

CUFI welcomes announcement of Israel-Sudan normalisation agreement

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) has issued a statement welcoming the announcement that Sudan has agreed to normalize relations with Israel. “We are thrilled to see yet another country end...

PA urges EU to impose sanctions on Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has urged the European Union (EU) to impose sanctions on Israel for constructing houses in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). The Palestinian...

Call to help save Riga Holocaust museum after rent hike threatens future

The Riga Ghetto Museum, one of the Latvian capital’s three Holocaust museums, is facing possible closure after the city’s government decided to begin charging it about $12,000 in rent...

Palestinian billionaire files lawsuit against Britain over Balfour Declaration

Palestinian lawyers are taking the British government to court over the Balfour Declaration in a first of its kind lawsuit. The Balfour Declaration was a letter written on 2...

Former Israeli ambassador to UK, Mark Regev, hails ‘dawn of a new era’ after Abraham Accords

Israel’s normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have created an “unstoppable momentum” towards similar deals with other Arab and Muslim nations. That was the...

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK

16 Month Scripture Calendar