Islamabad, October 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): Mr. Shahrukh Nusrat, Secretary Aviation Division/Director General Civil Aviation Authority, Government of Pakistan, called on Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), on the sidelines of the 40th ICAO General Assembly Session in Montreal, Canada, says a press release received here today from Ottawa, Canada. Secretary Nusrat highlighted that Pakistan regarded ICAO’s work of immense importance for the global aviation industry.
He informed that ICAO had concluded a very satisfactory security audit of Pakistan’s civil aviation during August-September 2019 and are fully geared up for ICAO upcoming safety audit next year. The Secretary expressed Pakistan’s interest to substantially contribute to ICAO’s work through active participation and representation. The Secretary further requested Dr Liu for utmost cooperation by ICAO for representation of Pakistan at all forums.
Dr. Liu agreed and emphasized that Pakistan’s geo-strategic location was of immense importance to the global aviation industry and ever-expanding commercial air traffic. She expressed satisfaction that Pakistan was keen to re-establish its footprint in ICAO’s work. She appreciated the Pakistan delegation’s active participation in the ICAO’s ongoing 40th Session.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on further strengthening the existing close cooperation on various subjects of common interest, including aviation sector’s development. The Pakistan delegation to the 40th ICAO Session also included Mr. Irfan Sabir, Director, CAA, Karachi, and Mr. Muhammad Saleem, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Pakistan in Canada.
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