October 1, 2019
Montreal, Canada.- The Dominican Republic obtains an impressive triumph in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), reaching the fourth most votes to be part of its Council again, with 154 votes from 177 participating countries that are eligible to vote, within the framework of the 40th period of sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations organization, specializing in aviation.
The prestige gained on the basis of teamwork pays off in the field of International civil aviation, with the Dominican Republic becoming part of the permanent ICAO governing body, responsible for promoting a global civil aviation system that operate permanently and uniformly with maximum efficiency and in optimal conditions of safety, protection and sustainability.
The arduous and proactive work done by the Dominican delegation, led by Dr. Alejandro Herrera, General Director of the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation, was based on the projection of the transcendental progress made in the aviation system of our country, which have become a regional reference, being recognized as a Champion State, an ICAO ally, for the provision of technical assistance and advice to other civil aviation authorities.
The fully consolidated Dominican Aeronautical System acted jointly, following the guidelines indicated by the president of the Republic, Danilo Medina, who appointed for this mission a delegation consisting of the institutions of the sector: Dominican Civil Aviation Institute, Civil Aviation Board, Specialized Corps in Airport and Civil Aviation Security, and the Airport Department.
These institutions made their contributions in the technical and strategic aspects, for the promotion of our candidacy, while also counting on the important support of the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the direction of the Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado, who through diplomatic organizations obtained additional support from allied countries.
The Dominican Republic participated in the election process, initially supported by the member states of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC), under which the application was registered, which subsequently and through agreements between the blocks corresponding to European and African countries was presented for the consideration of the assembly.
The election of the Dominican Republic for the third time as a member of the ICAO council, in addition to signifying a recognition of its development in the field of aviation, allows it to join a select group of only 36 countries, which in the next 3 years will assume the delicate responsibility of governing and regulating civil aviation worldwide.
This session of the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization will be ending next Friday.