The conclusion of the work of the Air Navigation and Aviation Safety Meetings for the Middle East Region in Riyadh
February 17, 2022
The meetings that took place during the period 14-17 February 2022, resulted in the election of the member states of the Middle East Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-MID) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the head of the (RASG-MID) - ICAO.
During the four-days span of meetings, the participants dealt with several axes, including reviewing and discussing the latest international developments in the field of air navigation, the outcomes of the World Safety Conference 2021, the effects of the Corona pandemic on the aviation sector, and the outputs of the regional work teams in the field of air navigation, airports, environment and meteorology. This in addition to the Middle East region's preparations for managing air traffic flow for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Kingdom also presented several working papers and flow of information, the most prominent of which was its current practice in protecting aviation systems. This in addition to briefing members of the Middle East countries and participating organizations on the latest developments of infrastructure projects for air navigation and search and rescue systems, and the latest environmental sustainability models for airports. Further, many working papers were presented during the work of the Nineteenth Meeting of the Middle East Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group and the Ninth Meeting of the Regional Aviation Safety Group.
The meetings, which were held at the conclusion of their work, recommended ensuring the continuous and consistent development of international civil aviation in the Middle East region and in connection with neighboring regions and in accordance with the international rules and recommendations issued by the ICAO and the global air navigation plan for air navigation and air traffic management systems. Furthermore, facilitate and coordinate the implementation of the provision of air navigational services in a manner that ensures safety, regularity and efficiency in the Middle East region.
It is worth noting that the international civil aviation sector works on the principle of cooperation between the contracting member states with the organization, where the contracting states implement their international obligations to enhance the safety and efficiency of the aviation sector to achieve sustainable growth in an integrated manner among the member states in the Middle East region, as well as between the neighboring regions.