posted on 12/09/2012: 328 views
The United Arab Emirates is participating in the "High Level Security Conference" beginning tomorrow in Montreal, Canada.
The UAE delegation is led by Engineer Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), who is accompanied by Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, Capt. Aysha Al Hamili, Permanent Representative of UAE to ICAO and Eng. Aws Al Khinjari, Executive Directors of Aviation Security Affairs at GCAA.
The high Level Security Conference organised and hosted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will run from 12 to 14 Sept at organisation's headquarters in Montreal.
The conference serves as an international forum for aviation security experts from over 190 States to look into current security trends and analyse international data gathered by different countries around the world. It fosters international negotiations which lead to introducing new global regulations and policies to optimise aviation security.
The UAE's participation in the conference comes as being one of the top players in the region and highly active member of ICAO council.
Commenting on the conference, Al Mansouri stressed the significance of deliberating with the international community under the umbrella of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
On the other hand Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, pointed out authority's efforts in promoting security programs and to putting aviation security and safety on the top of their priorities, including hosting the first Regional Aviation Security Conference back in 2010.
The objectives of the Conference are to provide an opportunity for States and aviation stakeholders to engage in discussion on present and future challenges to aviation security; reach global consensus on key aviation security priorities; and ensure that the commitments expressed by States during the series of regional conferences, held in 2011 and 2012, culminate in a harmonised implementation of the ICAO declaration on Aviation Security, through enhanced international cooperation. The event is also expected to agree on recommendations on policy direction with respect to critical aviation security issues.
Over 190 delegations are expected to come up with decisions and recommendation to conclude the conference Friday next. – Emirates News Agency, WAM