The US Departments of State, Transportation, and Commerce announced Tuesday that the United States and Azerbaijan completed an exchange of diplomatic notes that brought into force the US-Azerbaijan Open Skies Agreement, which was signed on April 6, 2016.
The Open Skies Agreement, which liberalizes the bilateral aviation relationship between the two countries, will facilitate trade and travel between the US and Azerbaijan, according to the US State Department.
The signing of this agreement was the result of more than three years of negotiations, led by the Department of State, with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce.
According to the US State Department, the new Open Skies Agreement deepens commercial and economic ties between the US and Azerbaijan.
“The agreement will benefit US and Azerbaijani airlines, travelers, businesses, airports, and localities by allowing increased market access for passengers and cargo. By allowing air carriers to better meet increasing demand in both countries, the Open Skies Agreement will create opportunities for economic growth in sectors beyond aviation, including tourism and manufacturing,” the US State Department said in a statement.