ICAO chief hails Saudi Arabia's tremendous development in aviation sector
The President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Duailej received here Friday Juan Carlos Salazar, secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), currently on a visit to Saudi Arabia.
The meeting was attended by Eng. Mohamed Abu Baker Farea, regional director of ICAO Middle East Office and a number of officials.
Al-Duailej reviewed with Salazar the national strategy for the Kingdom’s aviation sector which aims at enhancing cooperation and partnership with international organizations in aviation industry and boosting the efficiency of the operation and upgrading services at the Kingdom's airports in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.
Discussions also covered ways to enhance joint support between GACA and ICAO to upgrade the civil aviation systems at the regional and international levels.
During the visit, ICAO secretary general and his accompanying delegation toured the headquarters of Riyadh-based Cooperative Aviation Security Program (CASPMID) — Middle East — ICAO.
For his part, Salazar commended the Kingdom’s pioneering role and its constant support of ICAO’s member states and its activities and programs, including hosting CASP's headquarters in Riyadh.
He also commended the tremendous development the Kingdom witnesses in all fields, especially the civil aviation sector, expressing appreciation for the Kingdom’s active roles and effective participation in all the Organization’s initiatives and programs.
The delegation also paid a visit to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, where they were briefed on the facility’s services and procedures to improve the travel experience.