Serbia is a signatory to the Agreement on the European Common Aviation Area (ECA) between the European Union and its Member States and the Western Balkans. A similar system will be concluded with the Mediterranean partner countries in the field of air transport. The Euro-Mediterranean Air Services Agreement (EMAA) was signed on 12 December 2006 with the Kingdom of Morocco, on 15 December 2010 with the Kingdom of Jordan and on 10 June 2013 with Israel.  These EMAA agreements are in force. The aim of this agreement is to create a European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) that will integrate the EU`s neighbours in South-Eastern Europe into the EU`s internal aviation market, composed of eu Member States as well as Norway and Iceland. The ECAA agreement is expected to bring considerable economic benefits to air passengers and the aviation industry, which cover 36 countries and more than 500 million people, by creating an internal aviation market. At the same time, the agreement guarantees, through uniform application of the rules, the same high safety standards of safety and protection throughout Europe. Meanwhile, the first round of negotiations on a CAA agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan started on 24 January 2013.  Armenia opened accession negotiations following the signing of a new Partnership Agreement between Armenia and the European Union in February 2017.  The ECAA Agreement is a multilateral agreement signed on 9 June 2006.
It entered into force on 1 December 2017. This is an important step towards closer and deeper integration of all Western Balkan countries into European airspace, which will further improve growth, connectivity and competitiveness for all of us. . . .