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High Commissioner Girihagama appointed Representative to ICAO


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ICAO Secretary General Fang Liu (left) and Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Canada M. A. K. Girihagama

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Canada M. A. K. Girihagama presented his letter of appointment as the Representative of Sri Lanka to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montréal at a meeting with Secretary General Fang Liu on 19 February in Montréal.  

Following the presentation, High Commissioner Girihagama briefed Secretary General Liu on the proactive role played by Sri Lanka as a Member State, the progress made and the measures that are underway in Sri Lanka to give effect to international conventions in the area of civil aviation to which Sri Lanka is a signatory.  

The High Commissioner also apprised the Secretary General of the ICAO approved training programs that Sri Lanka has planned to conduct in the months to come. He assured the Secretary General of Sri Lanka’s continued active participation in Regional Cooperative programs which are conducted under the auspices of ICAO and added that Sri Lanka looks forward to further strengthening its ties with ICAO.  Secretary General Liu thanked the Government for its cooperation and assured the support of ICAO for programs planned by Sri Lanka. Other areas of mutual interests were also discussed. 

The ICAO is a UN specialised agency established in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). ICAO works with the Convention’s 192 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation standards and recommended practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector.

 


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