QCAA & COCESNA ink MoU to boost civil aviation Cooperation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the signing ceremony | QNA

Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) and the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on enhancing cooperation in civil aviation.

The MoU is aligned with the Third Qatar National Development Strategy. One of its top goals is strengthening Qatar’s global position in terms of air transportation and providing incentives to digitalize and automatize all means of transportation by taking advantage of Qatar’s advanced infrastructures, in addition to preparing a fresh generation of professionals in the industry.

The MoU stipulates the establishment of a framework between the two parties to develop cooperation in the fields of air safety, air traffic management, civil aviation security and facilitation, meteorological services, and legal affairs. This will be achieved through the exchange of trained and qualified competencies, along with information on civil aviation matters, let alone holding bilateral seminars, conferences, workshops, and training courses.

Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti
HE Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti
Minister of Transport & Communications

“The signing of this MoU today represents a long-term strategic partnership between Qatar and Central American countries and constitutes an important new step in the country’s endeavor to build distinguished strategic partnerships with the global aviation community’s main stakeholders. This MoU also reflects the major continued effort by the State of Qatar to reinforce cooperation in the areas of civil aviation with the COCESNA Member States, thereby supporting the activities of training, expertise exchange, and the adopting of capacity-building initiatives to further enhance efficiency and technology innovation in the industry, as well as ensuring highest safety and security standards.”

In Charge of managing the QCAA Mohammed Faleh Al Hajri said that, “The signing of this MoU commemorates the establishment of a strong strategic partnership between QCAA and COCESNA. It represents a milestone in our enduring efforts to achieve further cooperation with the Central American countries and expand the frameworks of work between us, while we continue to support the development of the civil aviation sector. It also reflects our common aspirations to enhance capabilities and expertise of human resources and empower workers in the aviation field through the development of their capabilities and skills.”

For his part, HE Executive Director and CEO of COCESNA, Juan Carlos Trabanino commented that, “This MoU marks an important moment in our efforts to strengthen collaboration in the civil aviation sector. By joining forces with Qatar, we aim to leverage our respective strengths and expertise to drive innovation and enhance our overall capabilities whilst promoting safety and security in our countries.”

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