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Saudi Arabia Chairs Second Meeting of Steering Committee of Regional Safety Oversight Organization for MENA

Riyadh-- President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej today chaired the second meeting of the Steering Committee of Regional Safety Oversight Organization for Middle East and North Africa (MENA RSOO), with the participation of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Arab Civil Aviation Organization and officials in charge of civil aviation authorities in member states, on the sidelines of the Future Aviation Forum, organized by GACA over three days at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh.

The meeting aimed at following up on the outcomes of steps to announce establishing the organization and embarking on its works, the most important of which is supporting member states in implementing SSP program to enhance the capabilities of countries in the field of safety oversight to realize regional priorities and goals and compliance to international safety oversight requirements, in addition to supporting the implementation of the ICAO General Assembly Resolution No. A39~12 and supporting ICAO's international plans for air safety and navigation GASp &GANP.

Al-Duailej welcomed participants from the member states of the organization, expressing hope for the meeting to reach better experiences and practices in the field of air safety oversight in civil aviation, benefit from expertise and personnel, apply the highest levels of air safety and raise awareness on the latest developments for aviation safety in MENA.

He also noted that the meeting is an opportunity for communication and reaching an agreement on the future of the regional organization and to discuss joint issues, praising the continuous efforts of ICAO over the past decade in supporting the establishment of MENA RSOO.

During the meeting, participants exchanged opinions and proposals and means to enhance coordination and cooperation among civil aviation authorities and commissions in the region, in addition to following up on the implementation of the outcomes of the first meeting of the steering committee held in 2018, and accrediting the outcomes of the second meeting of the technical committee.

Source: Saudi Press Agency