HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti headed Qatar’s delegation at the meetings of the 40th session of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) General Assembly, which opened in Montreal, Canada, yesterday.
The meetings were attended by Qatar’s ambassador to Canada Saud bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) chairman HE Abdulla bin Nasser Turki al-Subaey.
In his speech, HE the minister emphasised the major and deliberate steps Qatar has taken to achieve remarkable progress in its civil aviation sector through establishing and developing world-class infrastructure that responds to sustainable development goals and universal environment standards, in addition to protecting lives and property, and providing safe air routes in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
HE the minister also stressed Qatar’s commitment to the international agreements and conventions of the United Nations and affiliated international organisations, as well as its commitment to the ICAO mission and principles, and continuous co-operation with ICAO in multiple fields.
Qatar earlier submitted its application for nomination to the ICAO Council for the next three-year term within Category III.
Council membership elections will be held during this ICAO Assembly. Delegations from 192 countries and several world organisations are taking part in the event. The Assembly continues until October 5. According to the ICAO Statute, ICAO member states select only 36 countries to form the ICAO Council, which is considered the legislative body of the organisation.