Pursuant to the MoU, the UAE will provide specialised scientific, technical and administrative training programmes for AFCAC member-states in order to keep them abreast of all developments in the ever-changing civil aviation industry.
We see a very strong strategic partnership with the AFCAC member states," said Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, director-general of the GCAA.
Under this MOU, the UAE will impart its expertise and know-how in training and developing human resources specialised in civil aviation to AFCAC member-states, which will, in turn, expand the base of specialists in this field that is experiencing incredibly rapid growth," he said.
Vice President Jean Kouassi Abonouan said that they wanted to cooperate with Turkey especially on the issues of training, security and maintenance.
He said, Besides ICAOs work to address these gaps under its ongoing No Country Left Behind initiative, ICAOs further commitments to provide African States with the assistance and capacity building they require, whether through the ICAO Comprehensive Regional Implementation Plan for Aviation Safety in Africa, AFI Plan, or the ICAO/ AFCAC
Human Resources Development Fund, HRDF, programme.
UAE delegation took the opportunity to reaffirm the Arab States support to AFCAC
s nominee running for the position of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, as well as the African list for ICAO council election.
The event is endorsed by the Executive Committee of AFR and supported by IATA, AFCAC
, ICAO and partners of AFR.