UAE re-elected to ICAO Council
(Montreal) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been re-elected to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in the elections held on October 4 in Montreal, Canada.
The UAE received the highest total votes for part 3 of the election. This represents the UAE’s fourth consecutive term on the ICAO Council following previous election wins in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
The win comes as a result of the UAE’s successful election campaign during the ICAO’s 39th session of its triennial assembly that was run by the GCAA in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, according to UAE News Agency (WAM).
Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, said, “This is considered a major achievement for the UAE and its advanced civil aviation sector. It is another milestone that cements the UAE’s position as a leader in the aviation industry. The election victory motivates the GCAA to continue to innovate to implement the world’s best practices in safety and security whilst introducing more environment initiatives.