Kazakhstan and Japan eye direct flights to boost ties

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ASTANA-A meeting between the Civil Aviation Commission Chairman of Kazakhstan, Saltanat Tompyeva, and the Japanese Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Jun Yamada, focused on the prospects of restoring air travel between the two countries, with the aim of promoting economic, business, and cultural exchanges.

Tompyeva announced that Kazakh airlines are evaluating the possibility of establishing direct flights linking Kazakhstan and Japan, with the goal of launching these routes by the first half of 2025. This initiative demonstrates Kazakhstan’s dedication to improving relations with Japan and enabling easy travel for citizens and visitors.

Ambassador Yamada expressed his full backing for this project, emphasizing Japan’s willingness to work closely with Kazakhstan to speed up the recovery of air traffic.

The meeting ended with positive discussions and a shared commitment to pursue joint efforts. These initiatives seek to clear the way for the resumption of air travel between Kazakhstan and Japan, further enhancing the ties between the two nations.