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Arab delegation briefs ICAO on aviation measures vis-à-vis Qatar

A pedestrian walks past the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters building in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Friday. (REUTERS)

JEDDAH: A delegation representing Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt on Thursday briefed International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) officials in Montreal, Canada, on measures taken by the aviation authorities in those countries vis-à-vis Qatar.
The delegation said the measures stem from the countries’ sovereign rights under international law and conform to UN Security Council resolutions 2309 and 1373, pertaining to countering terrorism and respecting the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
The delegation included Saudi Transport Minister Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Bahraini Transport Minister Mohammed Ahmed Kamal, UAE Civil Aviation Authority President Saif Al-Suwaidi, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Authority President Hani Al-Adawi and Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation Assistant President Abdul-Hakami Al-Badr.
They met with ICAO President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, Secretary-General Fang Liu, several ICAO department directors and member states’ permanent representatives to the organization.
The delegation expressed willingness to cooperate and coordinate aviation activities with the ICAO to serve its objectives and enhance the safety of international air traffic.
The officials said their countries will exercise their sovereign rights under international law to protect their airspace from any potential threat.

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