CAIRO: Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met with President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu in Cairo Thursday, Youm7 reported.
They discussed aviation security concerns and means to enhance security inspections at Egypt’s airports, Cabinet spokesperson Hosam Al-Qauesh was quoted by Youm7.
During the meeting, “Ismail asserted Egypt is taking all necessary measures to ensure compliance with all standards related to civil aviation, noting the importance of cooperation with the ICAO in this regard,” said Qauesh.
Aliu arrived in Cairo last week to take part in the 25th triennial Plenary Session of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) held in Cairo Dec.8-10.
Aliu has expressed the U.N. aviation agency’s praise and appreciation for recent safety, security, environmental and human resources progress seen during the 2-day conference, said Qauesh.
A number of European states, including the U.K. and Russia, have imposed bans on flights to Egypt after fears of that the Russian Airbus A321 passenger plane crashed as a result of a terrorist attack.