DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates stated on Thursday it might resume flights to Tunisia after an trade of safety data, resolving a row over a ban on female Tunisian passengers.
A press release by the international ministry on state information company WAM stated the choice was taken in gentle of in depth cooperation and knowledge acquired from the Tunisian facet that eased the nationwide carriers’ considerations.
Tunisia’s transport ministry stated an settlement had been reached after “contacts with the Emirati facet at numerous ranges”.
The UAE angered Tunisia by banning Tunisian girls from its passenger flights in December. Tunis later stated the UAE was performing on intelligence that feminine jihadists getting back from Iraq or Syria might attempt to use Tunisian passports to stage assaults.
“In gentle of stopping risks and threats that ought to be prevented to the biggest diploma, and in gentle of an in depth safety dialogue and knowledge acquired from the Tunisian facet, the involved authorities within the UAE have determined to return to regular procedures earlier than the extraordinary circumstance,” the assertion stated.
Tunisia suspended flights from Dubai provider Emirates to Tunis on 24 December after the airline refused to hold Tunisian girls.
The settlement to renew flights stipulates that the Emirati airline should abide by a bilateral aviation accord signed in 2000, and a need to “keep away from any future incident that impacts or harms the fraternal relations between the 2 brotherly nations”, the Tunisian transport ministry assertion stated.
The UAE had not commented publicly on the problem till Thursday, apart from a tweet by its minister of state for international affairs, Anwar Gargash, which stated each international locations had been involved about “safety measure data”, including that his nation valued and revered Tunisian girls.