Panamanian parliament backs Taiwan ICAO bid
CNATAIPEI -- The National Assembly of Panama has passed a resolution in which it promises to support Taiwan's bid to join the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as an observer.
September 1, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Under the resolution signed by Speaker Sergio Galvez, which was approved on Aug. 29, the parliament said it found such support necessary in light of several factors, including that the United Nations established the institute in 1994 to maintain global civil aviation order and safety.
Strategically located in East Asia, Taiwan sees 150 flights to and from Europe, 400 flights to and from the United States, 600 flights to and from Japan, and 1,200 to and from China every week, the resolution noted.
The safety of those flights depends on real-time aviation data provided by the ICAO, the resolution said.