ICAO Council condemns Abha attack

​The ICAO Council is a permanent body of the Organization responsible to the Assembly. It is composed of 36 Representatives from Member States elected by the triennial ICAO Assembly for a three-year term.

MONTRÉAL, 21 June 2019 – The Governing Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) expressed its condemnation when reacting to the news of the terrorist bombings reported at Abha International Airport, in Saudi Arabia.

The Council expressed its solidarity with the people and Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as its outrage over terrorist groups targeting international civil aviation passengers, facilities, and operations.

The Council further deplored the flagrant violation of international law and attack on civilians and on civil aviation infrastructure, and conveyed its sympathies to the victims of the attack.

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