Saudi King Salman Pledges US$1M for ICAO NCLB

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (right), receives the President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu (left), at Al-Salam Palace. The two dignitaries reviewed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and ICAO in the field of civil aviation.


Dr. Aliu expressed his thanks and appreciation for the Kingdom’s pledge of financial support of US$1 million for the ongoing ICAO No Country Left Behind initiative, under which ICAO provides or coordinates assistance and capacity building to States in order to augment the global effective implementation of ICAO’s Standards and policies – a critical step in States and Regions realizing air transport’s unique connectivity and socio-economic benefits.


The high-level and productive audience was attended by Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of Transport and Acting Chief of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) Sulaiman Bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, the Authority’s Assistant President for Safety Captain Abdulhakim bin Mohammed Al-Badr and ICAO Middle East Regional Director Mohamed Rahma.

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