Dr. Fang Liu Personal Page

Dr. Fang Liu is a former Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). She was first appointed by the ICAO Council for a three-year term beginning August 2015, and then reappointed for a second consecutive term commencing August 2018.

 Key Priorities

  • Effective Implementation of ICAO Standards and Policies

  • Improving Global Air Transport Connectivity and Sustainable Development while contributing to the UN SDGs

  • Transparent, Relevant and Effective Technical Assistance Programmes

  • Better Governance, Performance Management, and Organization Culture Transformation


Civil aviation a crucial link in China’s Belt and Road initiative



ICAO’s Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu recently held a press conference regarding her participation in the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which will take place in Beijing on 14 and 15 May. In attendance were representatives of CCTV, China News Service, People’s Daily, Xinhua news agency, and Sept Days (a local Chinese-language newspaper).


The sheer scale of the new trade connections proposed under China’s One Belt One Road initiative would bring very positive transformation to the global economy, with the initiative holding the potential to become the world’s largest platform for regional collaboration.


“I will be working to help all the countries involved in this incredible initiative to better understand how aviation development has a very significant role to play in achieving their related objectives,” the Secretary General told the correspondents. “Today, this largely involves their renewed commitments for modernized air transport infrastructure, so that they may expand their volumes of flights and routes and optimize the socio-economic benefits of increased air transport connectivity.”


“By continuing this work with the benefit of these new partnerships with China, together we can work to ensure increased and ICAO-compliant air transport connectivity, greatly enhanced trade, and ultimately a more effective balance in all States between the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.”

The Secretary General was in Bratislava from 31 August to 3 September 2016, where she addressed the Sixty-Fifth Special Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and conducted bilateral meetings.
The Secretary General stressed the importance of Argentina’s contributions to international civil aviation in a recent meeting with the country’s Minister of External Affairs and Worship, Ms. Susana Mabel Malcorra. Read the news highlight here
The Secretary General met with Peru’s Minister for Foreign Affairs during a recent mission to Lima. Read the news highlight here
The Secretary General met with the President and CEO of Korea Airport Corporation during a recent mission to the Republic of Korea.
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