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    The US government has signed a bilateral open skies agreement with the Dutch island country of Sint Maarten in the eastern Caribbean, according to the US State Department.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US government has signed a bilateral open skies agreement with the Dutch island country of Sint Maarten in the eastern Caribbean, the Department of State said in a media note on Friday.

    "Today, the United States and Sint Maarten signed a modernized bilateral Open Skies Agreement that will continue to foster opportunities for air travel and commerce between both countries," the note stated.

    The agreement reduces the administrative burden on carriers and governments, clarifying route rights and reaffirming mutual adherence to international safety and security standards, the State Department explained.

    Sint Maarten is located on an island in the Caribbean and is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It covers the southern 40 percent of the divided island of Saint Martin.

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