Training Cooperation Tops Agenda During ICAO Council President Missions to Singapore and Malaysia

ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu (at far left and far right, above) during his recent missions to Singapore and Malaysia. With him at left is Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Defence, Mr. Liu Tuck Yew, while at right he poses during the TRAINIAR PLUS certificate ceremony with (from left to right) Director of the Malaysia Aviation Academy, Dr. Manjit Singh Seva Singh; Mr. Arun Mishra, ICAO APAC Regional Director; Malaysia’s Director General of Civil Aviation, H.E. Dato Sri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman; and Malaysia’s Minister of Transport, Honourable Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai.

 

MONTRÉAL, 14 SEPTEMBER 2015 Capacity-building and training development were high on the agenda as the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, conducted new missions to Singapore and Malaysia.

 

Human resources development and the projected need for future skilled aviation personnel have made expanded training capacity a key priority under ICAO’s recently-adopted No Country Left Behind initiative.
 
At the invitation of the government of Singapore, and accompanied by its Representative on the ICAO Council, Mr. Tee Chiou Ng, and ICAO’s Asia and Pacific Office (Bangkok) Regional Director, Mr. Arun Mishra, President Aliu delivered a keynote address to the 5th World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum. He later met with Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Defence, Mr. Lui Tuck Yew, and other high-level government and aviation officials in various Ministries and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
 
Important progress was realized with respect to a new Memorandum of Understanding signed with Minister Liu Tuck Yew covering the Singapore-ICAO Developing Countries Training Programme.
 
Later, while in Malaysia at the invitation of its leadership, President Aliu and Regional Director Mishra met with the State’s Minister of Transport, Honourable Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai, in addition to its Director General of Civil Aviation and other high-level government and aviation officials. Training developments were an important aspect of these discussions as well, and the President took advantage of the occasion to welcome the Malaysian Aviation Academy as a recent addition in the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme.
 

 Additional visits were made in Malaysia to its Department of Civil Aviation, the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2), the Langkawi International Airport, the Penang International Airport, and the Malaysian Flying Academy.

  
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