KHARTOUM, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The airport of Sudanese capital Khartoum on Sunday received the first flight of a South Sudan's airlines company which obtained authorization to operate flights between Khartoum and South Sudanese capital Juba, official SUNA news agency reported.
"This is the first flight of the South Supreme Airlines to Khartoum airport," the agency quoted Ayii Duang Ayii, chairman of the Board of Directors of the airlines company, as saying.
The move embodies great meanings, Ayaii said, adding that it emphasizes willingness for building distinguished relations between Sudan and South Sudan, contributes to the establishment of infrastructures to enhance cooperation ties between the two sides and provides benefits to the two peoples.
For his part, Saoud Al-Berair, chairman of the Sudanese Businessmen Association, said this flight came as part of the spirit of cooperation between the two countries and an actual reactivation of the cooperation agreement signed between the private sectors of the two countries in the commercial field.
He noted that the cooperation between the two sides would shift from the stage of commercial exchange to a phase of Sudanese investments in the South and the establishment of partnerships between the two countries' businessmen.
Al-Berair added that the two sides have agreed to convene an economic and commercial conference in Khartoum in October with the participation of the South chamber of commerce and industry and the businessmen union to work out a comprehensive cooperation work program.