UAE GCAA signs collaboration deal with International Civil Aviation Organization

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the signing ceremony | Courtesy: WAM

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have signed a joint cooperation agreement at ICAO’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Salami, Chairman, of the Department of Civil Aviation, in Fujairah, GCAA Deputy Board Chairman, and Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar, Secretary General at ICAO.

During Mr. Al Salami’s visit to ICAO’s HQ, both sides discussed measures to improve cooperation in facilitating personnel secondment to ICAO.

Further, they discussed joint initiatives, the most notable of which is Fujairah Air Navigation’s accession to ICAO’s TRAINAIR PLUS Program, which promotes training collaboration aiming to support a safe, secure, and sustainable development of the global air transport.

During the meeting, the Fujairah Rescue & Fire-Fighting Services Center’s accreditation in accordance with ICAO requirements was also discussed.

Mr. Al-Salami also met with Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the ICAO, to discuss ways and mechanisms for greater joint cooperation between the two sides. Further, the Chairman met with representatives of ICAO’s member states to discuss ways to enhance collaboration and also met with officials of the Arab Group, and hailed their efforts.

According to the statement, “Mr. Al Salami also met with UAE students enrolling on scholarships in Canada.”

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