Shown on the occasion from l-r: Helena Borges, Associate Deputy Minister of Transport, Canada; Michel Audet, Deputy Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Québec; Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO Council; The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada; Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General of ICAO; Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal; and Mark Allen, Representative of Canada on the ICAO Council.


MONTRÉAL, 17 March 2014 – Senior officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) met with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, and other government officials from Canada, Québec and Montréal for annual high-level talks on 7 March.


ICAO Council President, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, and ICAO Secretary General, Raymond Benjamin, discussed  a range of issues with the representatives from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments relating to the diplomatic and logistical aspects of the UN aviation agency’s permanent Headquarters residency in Montréal.