Luanda – Transports minister Augusto da Silva Tomás left Wednesday evening for Abuja, Nigeria, to attend in that country the International Conference on Operational Security in Africa’s Civil Aviation, scheduled for 19-20 July.
The Angolan government official, who will attend the gathering in his capacity as chairman of the African Transports Ministers Conference, said to ANGOP, at Luanda’s 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, that the meeting aims to debate the current situation in the continent in regard to the mentioned issue.
“The current situation deserves a profound reflection from the African Union member states, since there is a need to review the procedures, methodologies and processes, and analyse a series of aspects relating to airports infrastructures”, he explained.
According to Augusto Tomás, the situation has to be reviewed in terms of operational security of the civil aviation companies that operate in the African market, as well as the regulation framework of the different countries, so as to place the African civil aviation at a level that can be regarded as acceptable by the concerned institutions in this sector.
The ministerial conference was preceded by a meeting of experts on civil aviation and security on this field, control agencies, international organisations and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The International Conference on Operational Security in Africa’s Civil Aviation will happen under the auspices of the African Union and the Nigerian government.