Afghan aviation personnel in air traffic control will be trained by Pakistan, as per request of Afghan government.
The Afghan government’s interim foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, was on his first visit to Pakistan last week.
As he discussed enhanced trade, cross-border movement and regional connectivity with top officials, the Afghan embassy in Islamabad said in a statement earlier this week that the two sides also agreed Pakistan would provide professional training to Afghan aviation personnel.
Pakistan’s foreign office spokesperson, Asim Iftikhar, confirmed that Islamabad is “ready to offer professional capacity building to Afghans in requisite areas.”
“Aviation is one such area in which Pakistan will be providing assistance,” he said.
As the foreign office requested aviation authorities in Islamabad to provide information on training facilities, Noor Ahmed, deputy secretary of the Pakistani government’s aviation division said the country’s national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) are both ready to assist Afghan personnel.