Date: Oct 03, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A visiting UK lawmaker on Saturday voiced support for Taiwan’s participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly, saying that political considerations should not get in the way of global aviation safety.
Nigel Evans, a member of the UK House of Commons and cochair of the British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group, said “it is incredibly regrettable” that Taiwan was not invited to attend the year’s assembly.
The ICAO is a UN specialized agency responsible for establishing worldwide aviation policies. The session of the ICAO’s 39th assembly, which is being held at its headquarters in Montreal, started on Tuesday last week and runs through Friday.
The assembly, the ICAO’s sovereign body, meets once every three years to establish worldwide aviation policies for the following three years. [FULL STORY]