Bangladesh, Indonesia Eye Air Connectivity, Deeper Cooperation In Civil Aviation – OpEd


In line with rapidly growing economic ties between Indonesia and Bangladesh, there is an urgent need to have direct flights between Jakarta and Dhaka to promote tourism, trade and air connectivity, senior officials and stakeholders from both countries’ civil aviation sectors said at an international webinar.

With the title “The Vision of Bangabandhu in Structuring Aviation of Bangladesh and Prospects of Cooperative Landscape in Aviation Sector between Bangladesh and Indonesia”, the webinar was organized by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Jakarta on Tuesday (Nov. 2).

The webinar was held to celebrate the ‘Mujib Year’, the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence of Bangladesh.

It was a unique webinar, says Bangladesh Ambassador to Indonesia Air Vice Marshal (ret) Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman.

“The webinar was the first of its kind organized to disseminate the vision of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh in shaping the Aviation of Bangladesh all over the globe and explore the prospective areas of cooperation in the aviation and air transport sector between Bangladesh and Indonesia,” Ambassador Mostafizur, who served as the moderator of the webinar, said.

Two Bangladeshi ministers – State Minister of Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and State Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali – attended the webinar to support the friendship and cooperation between Bangladesh and Indonesia.

In his keynote address, Bangladesh’s Secretary-General of the Aviation Operators Association of Bangladesh (AOAB) Mofizur Rahman presented the potential of Bangladesh’s civil aviation sector and called for the establishment of air connectivity between the two countries.