AIT applauds invitation given to Taiwan to participate in ICAO
By Joseph Yeh ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday welcomed the invitation extended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to Taiwan to participate in the 2013 ICAO Assembly in Montreal, Canada, the AIT said in a released statement.
September 14, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
“AIT welcomes the invitation by ICAO Council President Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez to Taiwan civil aviation authorities to participate at the 2013 ICAO Assembly in Montreal as guests of the ICAO Council President,” AIT said.
AIT believes Taiwan's participation at the ICAO Assembly will support Taiwanese authorities' efforts to implement aviation safety, security, and environmental measures that are consistent with international standards and recommended practices, it noted.
The statement also noted that AIT appreciated the flexibility and support demonstrated by President Kobeh and all ICAO members in allowing Taiwan's participation at this year's Assembly.
AIT also recognized the interest ICAO members have expressed about Taiwan's participation in other ICAO activities.
The AIT represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of formal diplomatic ties. The United States has been a major supporter of Taiwan's bid to join the ICAO as an observer.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday announced that Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) Director General of Shen Chi (沈啟) was invited by President Kobeh to attend the triennial ICAO assembly Sept. 24- Oct. 4 as an “invited guest,” using the title “Chinese Taipei.”