Abu Dhabi refuses to allow an Italian Air Force plane to cross its airspace

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On board were 40 journalists to participate in the ceremony of lowering the Italian flag in Herat

The UAE refused to allow an Italian Air Force plane to cross Emirati airspace.
According to media sources, the Italian Foreign Ministry summoned the UAE ambassador to Rome, Omar Al Shamsi, over the incident.
The Italian agency, Aki, said that the UAE, despite the flight plan agreed between the two countries, refused for three hours to allow a Boeing 767 aircraft belonging to the Italian Air Force to take off from Dammam Airport in Saudi Arabia and to cross Emirati airspace on its flight to Herat in Afghanistan. .
In a brief statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary-General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed to the Emirati ambassador “surprise and deep disappointment” at the “unexpected and difficult to understand” behavior.
The plane had left Pratica di Mare Airport, with 40 journalists on board, to participate in the ceremony of lowering the Italian flag in Herat, and later resumed its flight after the “forced stop” in Dammam.

Abu Dhabi refuses to allow an Italian Air Force plane to cross Emirati airspace

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The UAE refused to allow an Italian Air Force plane to cross Emirati airspace.
According to media sources, the Italian Foreign Ministry summoned the UAE ambassador to Rome, Omar Al Shamsi, over the incident.
The Italian agency, Aki, said that the UAE, despite the flight plan agreed between the two countries, refused for three hours to allow a Boeing 767 aircraft belonging to the Italian Air Force to take off from Dammam Airport in Saudi Arabia and to cross Emirati airspace on its flight to Herat in Afghanistan. .
In a brief statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary-General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed to the Emirati ambassador “surprise and deep disappointment” at the “unexpected and difficult to understand” behavior.
The plane had left Pratica di Mare Airport, with 40 journalists on board, to participate in the ceremony of lowering the Italian flag in Herat, and later resumed its flight after the “forced stop” in Dammam.

June 08, 2021 – Shawwal 27, 1442

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On board were 40 journalists to participate in the ceremony of lowering the Italian flag in Herat

The UAE refused to allow an Italian Air Force plane to cross Emirati airspace.
According to media sources, the Italian Foreign Ministry summoned the UAE ambassador to Rome, Omar Al Shamsi, over the incident.
The Italian agency, Aki, said that the UAE, despite the flight plan agreed between the two countries, refused for three hours to allow a Boeing 767 aircraft belonging to the Italian Air Force to take off from Dammam Airport in Saudi Arabia and to cross Emirati airspace on its flight to Herat in Afghanistan. .
In a brief statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary-General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed to the Emirati ambassador “surprise and deep disappointment” at the “unexpected and difficult to understand” behavior.
The plane had left Pratica di Mare Airport, with 40 journalists on board, to participate in the ceremony of lowering the Italian flag in Herat, and later resumed its flight after the “forced stop” in Dammam.





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