ICAO Secretary General Conducts Official Visits in Indonesia

The Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, H.E. Ignasius Jonan (right), opening ICAN 2014 together with ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin (centre) and Acting Director General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia, Mr. Bambang Tjahyono (left).


MONTREAL, 3 December 2014 – ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin was in the Republic of Indonesia earlier this month, where he held high-level discussions with local officials, including the Minister of Transportation, H.E. Ignasius Jonan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi, the Acting Director General of Civil Aviation, Bambang Tjahyono, and other high-ranking members of the Indonesian Government.


Benjamin spoke during the Opening Ceremonies of the ICAO Air Service Negotiation Event (ICAN 2014) which took place this year from 17–21 November 2014 in Bali. The meeting was also addressed by the Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, the Acting Director General of Civil Aviation, and the Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), M. Favilla L. de Paula.


The event, organized by ICAO and hosted by the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, was attended by 78 member States of ICAO and by 3 international organizations. It supported more than 500 bilateral negotiation meetings over a 4 day period and resulted in numerous new bilateral air transport agreements.


ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin being received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi.


During the event, Benjamin presented an ICAO Trainair Plus Certificate to the Indonesian Civil Aviation Institute (STPI), represented by the Head of Human Resources Development of Transportation Agency, Wahyu Satrio Utomo (below).



Mr. Benjamin also had the opportunity to visit the head office of Angkasa Pura II, the state-owned company for the management and operation of the commercial airports in the Western portion of Indonesia, including Jakarta airport. He held discussions with the President of the company, Tris S. Sunoko, and with other members of the company’s senior management.


Jakarta airport is presently the 12th busiest airport worldwide in terms of passenger traffic.


Meeting of the Secretary General with the Senior Management of Angkasa Pura II PT. From left to right: Mr. Daryanto, Corporate Secretary of Angkasa Pura II; Agoes Soebagio, Alternate Representative of Indonesia to ICAO; Dr. Ludwig Weber, Senior Adviser to Indonesia; Tris S. Sunoko, President of Angkasa Pura II; ICAO Secretary General, Raymond Benjamin; Mr.Rinaldo Azis, Commercial Director of Angkasa Pura II; Mr. Hari Cahyono, Director of Human Resources Development of Angkasa Pura II.

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