India to host regional aviation security conference

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): India is set to host the Regional Aviation Security Conference at New Delhi from February14-18.

The conference is being organised under the aegis of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The main purpose of the conference is to review aviation security activities under way and planned by States as per the declaration since the conclusion of the 37th ICAO Assembly in October, 2010, consider these in light of the ICAO Declaration, and develop an Aviation Security Roadmap-a template that can be used by States to proactively and cooperatively counter and prevent acts of unlawful interference against international civil aviation.

A key element of the roadmap should be agreement on a plan to provide aviation security assistance to States.

The Secretary General ICAO alongwith the representatives from International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI), European Civil Aviation Conference(ECAC), TSA, Department of Transport, UK besides delegates from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Bhutan will attend the conference.

The representatives of the participating contracting States will make presentations about their respective compliance of 37th Assembly ICAO Declaration of Aviation Security or any other issue related aviation security during the course of the conference.

The conference will be followed by a two days Aviation Security Training programme for senior executives of Indian Aviation Industry. (ANI)

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