On November 5, the new Civil Aviation Administration’s training course for senior executives, “Managing ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) Compliance”, hosted by ICAO, kicked off in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian and Commercial Counselor Li Jing were invited to attend it.
The project is funded by the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund to ensure that ICAO implements the relevant commitments of “no country left behind”. As the project management organization, the Exchange Center, under the guidance and supervision of MOFCOM, will be responsible for the supervision and management of the project together with the Chinese Embassy in Lebanon.
Ambassador Wang Kejian said in his speech that the implementation of civil aviation cooperation is an important part of China's Belt and Road Initiative. The South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund provides more possibilities for strengthening cooperation between the two sides in this field. China looks forward to launching economic and technological cooperation with more developing countries and achieving more fruitful results.
Liu Fang, Secretary-General of ICAO, delivered a speech via video. She said that such kind of civil aviation trainings is in line with ICAO's core commitments and is conducive to member states’ planning and supervising safe, secure, efficient, economically sustainable and environmentally friendly air transport systems.
Director General of the Lebanese Civil Aviation Authority Mohammad Shahabuddin, expressed his sincere gratitude for China's assistance in his speech. He hoped that the training course would achieve positive results, and the cooperation between China and Lebanon would be further enhanced.
Civil aviation representatives from six countries including Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Jordan attended the opening ceremony of the training course.