BY ERITREA CONSULATE
Eritrea participated at the Global Aviation Security Symposium and the 40th Session of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal, Canada.
The Eritrean delegation was led by Mr. Paulos Kahsay, Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority and was accompanied by Mr. Samuel Ghirmai Igbu of the Consulate General of the State of Eritrea to Canada, between September 24th to October 4th, 2019.
The delegation presented working papers relating to aviation security, safety, air transport, air navigation, and administration. They also participated in an exhibition displaying new and innovative products and services.
The Global Aviation Security Symposium was attended by 42 member states and 7 aviation manufacturers.
Similarly, the Assembly was attended by 193 member states and aviation manufacturers and service providers.
Eritrea became a member of the ICAO in 1993 and subsequently got its airspace demarcated on the 8 March 2000.
Mr. Paulos Kahsay delivered Eritrea’s statement before the Assembly. In his statement, on behalf of the Government of the State of Eritrea, he passed his warm greetings and best wishes for the successful deliberations.
Furthermore, Mr. Paulos highlighted that Eritrea continues to focus on capacity building and skills enhancement.
Eritrea made remarkable success in aviation security by scoring 75.56%, well above the global average, which is at 72% and that of Africa at 60%. The global target is at 72%.