Page Image Image CaptionFrom left to right: Mr. Rodrigo Vázquez Colmenares, Director General, Mexican DGAC; Mr. Víctor Hernández, Director General of SENEAM; Mr. Javier Jiménez Espriú, Secretary of Communications and Transportation; Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO Council; Mr. Carlos Morán Moguel, Deputy Secretary of Transportation; Mr. Roberto Kobeh González, former President of the ICAO Council and Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador of ICAO; and Mr. Melvin Cintron, Regional Director of the ICAO NACC Regional Office. Page Content At the invitation of the Mexican Government, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu attended the inauguration ceremony of Mexico's new President Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador on 1 December 2018. During his visit, in which he was accompanied by Mr. Melvin Cintron, ICAO NACC Regional Director, President Aliu, met with Mexico's new civil aviation leaders Mr. Javier Jiménez Espriú, Secretary of Communications and Transportation, and Mr. Carlos Morán Moguel, Deputy Secretary of Transportation. President Aliu voiced ICAO's continued commitment to helping Mexico assure the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound civil aviation system it so relies on in terms of travel, tourism and trade, while highlighting the importance of aviation's socio-economic benefits in terms of Mexico's broader goals for sustainable development and improved national prosperity. He also praised Mexico for the support and resources it provides to its civil aviation sector, reiterating the importance of these commitments and their contributions toward distinguishing the State as an aviation leader in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Mexican aviation leaders present for the discussions also included Mr. Rodrigo Vázquez Colmenares, Director General of Mexico's civil aviation authority, Mr. Víctor Hernández, the new Director General of the Mexican air navigation services provider, SENEAM, and Mr. Roberto Kobeh González, former President of the ICAO Council and Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador of ICAO. Together the Mexican aviation leaders agreed with Dr. Aliu on the importance that aviation represents to the country, and indicated the new government's commitment to these endeavours.