60th Meeting of the Executive Council of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization
The Sultanate represented by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation(PACA) participated in the 60th meeting of the Executive Council of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization held during the period (27-28) December 2018 in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.
The Executive Council was chaired by HE Dr Mohammed bin Nasser bin Ali Al-Zaabi, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Arab Organization for the current session, with the participation of the Member States of the Executive Council of the Organization as well as the ICAO Regional Office.
HE Dr Mohammed bin Nasser bin Ali Al-Zaabi, Chairman of the Executive Council, expressed his great appreciation for the efforts of the Executive Board members of the Organization for the past period and the continued support of the Organization by the League of Arab States, looking forward to furthering cooperation for the advancement of this Organization. Through the promotion of cooperative Arab accomplishment in the technical areas of civil aviation, with a view to the Organization playing a more active role in achieving the objectives for which it was established. He also emphasised the importance of enhancing cooperative cooperation with ICAO through its Regional Office for the Middle East in Cairo, appreciating the cooperation provided by the ICAO Regional Office.
The meeting also adopted many decisions and recommendations on the topics included in the agenda, which are related to technical civil aviation such as air transport, air navigation, aviation safety, aviation security, environment, regulatory affairs and finance. The Council also decided to approve the collaborative work plan between ICAO and ICAO during the next three years 2019-2021.
The Council also discussed the nominations of the Arab States for the elections of the ICAO Council scheduled for September 2019. The Council decided to delegate the General Directorate of the Organization in coordination with the regional unions and similar regional organisations to secure an additional seat for the Arab Group and to inform the Council of this matter. With the raising of the final list of candidates for the General Assembly at its next session in May next year 2019.
It is worth mentioning that the Sultanate has been a member of the organisation since its establishment in 1996, which consists of 21 countries. Also, the Arab Civil Aviation Organization is a specialised Arab organisation affiliated to the League of Arab States aims to strengthen cooperation and coordination between countries in the field of civil aviation.