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22 October

The Republic of Azerbaijan was awarded with ICAO Council President Certificate

The Republic of Azerbaijan was awarded with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Certificate in the framework of “No Country Left Behind” initiative during the 40th session of ICAO Assembly. The President of the Council Dr.Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, rewarded the Civil Aviation of Azerbaijan for significant progress in resolving safety oversight and improving the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices in 2018. At the ceremony 16 countries from 193 ICAO Member States were awarded with the Certificate.

The Assembly session, which was held from September 24 to October 4, 2019 at its headquarters in Montreal (Canada), was attended by 184 ICAO Member countries as well as 70 international organizations, bringing together over 2600 participants. The session, which is held every three years, addressed current issues of international civil aviation’s activity and the ways of its development in the near future. This session was commemorative and marked the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) and the establishment of ICAO.

A new ICAO Council for triennium was also elected at the Assembly session.

The delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan headed by the Director of the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan Arif Mammadov took part in the Assembly. During a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Assembly a Working Paper WP-088 was presented on behalf of Azerbaijan for consideration and was unanimously adopted with the support of a number of Member States of the Black Sea-Caspian Group (BSCG) in order to further increase the level of compliance with international standards in all States. The provisions of the document were included in the final report of the Executive Committee and were approved by the Plenary meeting of the Assembly. The delegation supported the Working Papers on financing the activities of civil aviation authorities submitted by Ukraine as well as improving passenger safety on aircraft by Moldova.

The delegation held meetings with the President of Council and the Secretary General of ICAO. At the meeting a commemorative postage stamp issued by “Azermarka” LLC of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of ICAO in accordance with the Action Plan for 2019 was presented. In turn, the delegation was awarded with the ICAO Commemorative Medal dedicated to the 75th anniversary of ICAO.

The delegation also participated in the ICAO Fifth World Aviation Forum (IWAF-2019). The aviation administrations of ICAO Member States, as well as key industry and financial stakeholders were invited to participate in the forum. The Agenda of the forum this year was “Innovation in Aviation”. The delegation visited the exhibition of achievements in the field of civil aviation, held by ICAO.








About ICAO

A specialized agency of the United Nations, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and environmental protection. It currently has 193 Member States. The Republic of Azerbaijan joined ICAO in 1992.

About: Black Sea-Caspian Group (BSCG)

The Black Sea-Caspian Group (BSCG) was established by Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine to represent its interests in the ICAO Council. In 2016, at the 39th session of the Assembly, Turkey was elected from the Group for triennium period to the ICAO Council. The Republic of Azerbaijan officially joined in 2017.

ICAO “No Country Left Behind” initiative

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