With the highest number of votes … The Kingdom is voted in as a member of the Executive Council of the Arab Aviation Authority

Riyadh 10 May, 2018

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was elected today as a member of the Executive Council of the Arab Civil Aviation Authority; the vote was taken during the 24th General Assembly meeting held in the Moroccan capital of Rabat.  This is in addition to being a member of all technical committees of the Arab Aviation Authority, namely air transport, air safety, aviation security, air navigation and environment.


The Kingdom winning the membership of the Executive Council came after an election that was held today, and was submitted by the members of the Board of the Commission, where the Kingdom secured the highest number of votes, getting 18 of 20 votes.  During the meeting, that saw the handing over the presidency of the General Assembly of the Arab Civil Aviation Authority to the State of Kuwait in its 24th session and the appointment of Eng. Abdulnabi Manar, the Moroccan delegate as the Director General of the Arab Civil Aviation Authority.


For his part, the president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Mr. Abdulhakim Al Tamimi, head of the Kingdom’s delegation thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense for the care and attention that is given to the aviation sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Al Tamimi affirmed the Kingdom’s membership in the Executive Council underscores the importance of the Kingdom’s role in aviation and air transport industry at a regional and international level.  He pointed out to the re-election of the Kingdom as a member of the Executive Council of the Arab Civil Aviation Authority as evident of its prominent role in the aviation industry.

In his speech given at the opening session of the General Assembly, H.E Abdulhakim Al Tamimi said that “The Kingdom participated in the foundation and the establishment of the Arab Civil Aviation Authority, along with its sisterly Arab States, and will spare no effort in emphasizing joint Arab action to ensure the safe and continuous development of the Arab civil aviation sector”.  The Kingdom has also contributed and continues to provide financial and work force support for many of the programs and initiatives of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAC) in an effort to preserve the Arab gains at a regional and international level.


His Excellency, the President of GACA praised the role being played by the Arab Civil Aviation Authority as an important Arab conglomerate in developing the air transport sector and help improve aviation safety and security in accordance with ICAO standards and regulations.

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