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ICAO calls for maintaining safety of civil aviation after UAE concerns

Fri, May. 18, 2018
MANAMA - 18 May 2018: In view of the serious incidents of civil aviation safety violation by Qatar involving its military aircraft coming in close proximity to UAE-registered civilian aircraft since early 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organization Council (ICAO) has upheld the concerns of the UAE about the hazardous safety situation created by uncoordinated Qatari Military Operations.

This came during a session of the ICAO Council held in the presence of the UAE Ambassador to Canada Fahad Al Raqbani and the Director General of UAE General Civil Aviation Authority Saif Al Suwaidi, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.

In response to the UAE Government’s request, ICAO reaffirmed the importance of ensuring the safety of aviation and the protection of civilian lives on board the aircraft.

ICAO has highlighted the importance of the Civil and Military cooperation and the effective application of due regard to the safety of the civilian aircraft which is germane to maintaining the safety of air traffic in the region.
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