Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– A three-member Bangladesh delegation led by civil aviation and tourism secretary is visiting Burma, officially known as Myanmar, to explore tourism potential there and resume air services between the two countries.

During the visit, an air services consultation meeting was held between Bangladesh and Myanmar, according to a message received in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday.

Air Commodore Mahmud Hussain, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh and U Tin Naing Tun, Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation of Myanmar led the respective sides at the meeting.

After the meeting, a new Air Services Agreement (ASA) was signed by the two sides, it added.

“This new ASA opened the opportunity to operate weekly seven passenger flights and weekly four cargo flights between the two countries by more than one air operators, including the private airliners,” the massage noted.

This increased frequency and inclusion of private airliners will help reestablish air connectivity between the two neighboring countries.

It will also help develop tourism, and enhance bilateral trade and people-to-people contacts between the two countries.

BBN/SSR/AD-17Jan12-12:36 pm (BST)