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Middle East aviation safety meet takes off


QNA
Doha
Doha on Tuesday hosted the third Middle East aviation safety summit, with the participation of representatives of civil aviation authorities in 12 regional countries along with of regional and international organisations and stakeholders in aviation industry.
The summit is being organised by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) at the invitation of regional office of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
In his keynote address at the opening of the summit, Chairman of QCAA Abdulla Nasser Turki al Subaey said local, regional and global aviation safety planning has become essential to ensure the highest levels of progress in both air safety and global air navigation.
Improving global aviation safety is necessary for the effectiveness of air transport in advancing sustainable economic and social development in all parts of the world, he said.
He stressed the need to address current and emerging safety risks to ensure optimum management of capabilities and potential available as well as support it through strategic organisational and infrastructure development.
He underlined the importance of the continuing focus on identifying safety priorities and challenges faced by the air transport sector and commended the meeting of Middle East safety group and its initiatives to promote safety in the region.
He highlighted the importance of Doha Declaration, which was approved during the third meeting of directors of civil aviation authorities in the Middle East region last year.
The summit will discuss the reality of aviation safety in the region along with the progress made in implementation of Doha Declaration with regard to aviation safety goals and safety strategy, in addition to reviewing goals and priorities, initiatives and challenges related to aviation safety in the Middle East.

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