Thursday, February 25, 2010

UAE talks jeopardize Canada's Mideast base

The United Arab Emirates has increased pressure on Ottawa in its efforts to get additional landing rights for its commercial airlines by tying a direct link between a positive outcome to those talks and the continued operation of Canada's forward operating base in the Middle East.A senior government official has confirmed to the National Post that UAE officials have made it clear to their Canadian counterparts that if Emirates and Etihad Airways are not granted additional access to the Canadian market, the renewal of Canada's lease on its "Camp Mirage" in the Middle East could be in jeopardy when it comes up for renewal in June.............................Nationalpost

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