MONTRÉAL, 24 May 2013 − The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has confirmed it received a letter from the State of Qatar yesterday evening, officially advising the UN specialized agency that Qatar had decided to withdraw its earlier offer to become ICAO’s new Permanent Seat.

 

“Montréal has been our home for many decades,” commented ICAO Secretary General, Raymond Benjamin. “While the offer to move us to Doha was extremely generous, ICAO is also very pleased to continue its global mission with the support and cooperation of the Canadian and local governments who have hosted our Headquarters for so many years now.”