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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS AND HIGH TECHNOLOGIES OF THE

REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

THE STATE CIVIL AVIATION AGENCY

18 May

ICAO Regional Director (Europe and the North Atlantic) Visits Baku

Regional Director (Europe/North Atlantic) of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Mr. Luis Fonseca de Almeida paid visit to Baku from 17 to 20 May, 2011.

On May 18, 2011, Mr. Almeida met with the management of the State Civil Aviation Administration. The further cooperation between civil aviation of the Republic of Azerbaijan and ICAO was discussed during the meeting to ensure safety in the South Caucasus region.

ICAO Regional Director noted the dynamic progress of civil aviation in Azerbaijan and professional development of staff in the mentioned sphere. Mr. Almeida made particular emphasis on Azerbaijani support to the efforts of ICAO to implement new standards for safe and efficient operation of international air transport, and expressed confidence in cooperation with the State Civil Aviation Administration of Azerbaijan in the future.

Director of State Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Arif Mammadov informed the guest about the future plans of the Administration, reaffirmed the intention of Azerbaijani civil aviation to comply with the provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation providing the principle of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

During his visit to Baku, Mr. Luis Fonseca de Almeida met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Khalaf Khalafov and participated in the 24-th Meeting of the Coordination Council “Eurasia”. 

Regional Director of ICAO also had a good opportunity to see the ancient City, Maiden Tower and other beautiful sights of Baku.

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