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GCAA Receives Delegation from the European Parliament

posted on Nov 1, 2017

GCAA Receives Delegation from the European Parliament

A delegation from the European Parliament headed by HE Antonio Lopez Isturiz White Chairman of the European Parliamentary Friendship Group visited the General Civil Aviation Authority yesterday (GCAA). The visiting delegation praised the UAE, in particular the aviation sector, which provides job opportunities to around 40,000 European nationals and connects European countries with large parts of the world through its air routes.

H.E Saif Al Suwaidi, GCAA Director General said: “It was excellent to meet with the Chairman and to give him an update of our progress. We share many common values such as tolerance, peace and wider global economic prosperity through aviation. The European Parliamentary Friendship Group plays an important role helping to encourage sustainable economic development around the world and we look forward to close cooperation in the future.”

During the visit, the GCAA team delivered a presentation to the delegation on areas of development between the UAE and the European Union, such as cooperation on safety, security and airspace management.

The two sides also discussed ways of strengthening bilateral relations, enhancing cooperation as well as economic opportunities between the EU and the UAE. Following the meeting, the delegation was taken on a tour of the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre, which is considered a ‘centre of excellence’ in the Middle East for air navigation services.

*Source: Newgate Communications FZLLC

 

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