The ceremony that took place today was witnessed by the Minister of Infrastructure Amb. Claver Gatete, the CEO of RwandAir, Yvonne Makoro on the side of Rwanda while South Korea was represented by its ambassador in Rwanda, Jin-weon CHAE.
Minister Gatete explained that Rwanda will reap big from the agreement.
“The signing of the BASA with the Republic of Korea will enhance connectivity between both countries and facilitate the private sectors of both sides to realise and tap into the economic and social benefits through air transport,” he said.
Gatete further stated that such agreements provide trade opportunities enabling Rwanda to reach foreign markets.
"The signing of the BASA with the Republic of Korea and with opening of more routes by RwandAir will promote international air link between countries, enhance business and tourism opportunities in a vibrant and large market of more than 180million people," stressed Gatete.
As of today, Rwanda has signed similar agreements with 99 countries but some of them have not yet been approved.
Korea’s ambassador in Rwanda, Jin-Weon CHAE said that both countries enjoy existing cooperation in different areas noting that new agreements will help Rwanda to overcome COVID-19 effects related to air travels.