CAIRO: Egypt was elected Friday president of the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) of the new three-year term, Youm7 reported.
“Egypt was elected as AFCAC president for its efforts and leading role in the civil aviation field in the African continent and Middle East. The selection reflects the vital regional and international position of Egypt’s air transport industry,” Civil Aviation Minister Hosam kamal said during the conclusion of the 25th triennial Plenary Session of the AFCAC held in Cairo Dec.8-10.
Moreover, Vice President of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority Hany el Adawy was elected as the chairman of the organization for three-year term.
Tunisia, Botswana, Senegal, Uganda and Equatorial Botswana were elected as vice presidents of the AFCAC. Cape Verde, Libya, Kenya, Congo and Tanzania were nominated as members of the AFCAC council, according to Youm7.
On the sidelines of the 2-day meetings, Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met with President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu Thursday and discussed aviation security concerns and means to enhance security inspections at Egypt’s airports.
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,” Cabinet spokesperson Hosam Al-Qauesh was quoted by Youm7.
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.