Vanuatu's aviation not left behind
Following a bilateral meeting with Charlot Salwai, Vanuatu's prime minister, Icao secretary general Fang Liu reiterated the UN aviation agency’s full support for Vanuatu and other Pacific Island states as they continue to work toward the ambitious safety and air navigation targets agreed to earlier this year through the Beijing declaration.
The two leaders agreed on the crucial importance of Icao-compliant air connectivity to the immediate prosperity and long-term economic development of Vanuatu.
In addition, Liu also visited the civil aviation authority of Vanuatu and the Pacific aviation safety office to better understand the specifics of these issues. She noted in doing so that Icao could enhance its assistance, in particular through the agency’s "No country left behind" initiative. (ah)