Abuja – The Angolan Transports minister, Augusto Tomás, on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria, said that the Angolan executive and the institutions linked to the aviation sector continue to work for the public air company TAAG to be removed from the B-List of the European Union (EU)’s Air Security Committee, in which the country was placed in 2009.
The Angolan government official, who chaired the opening of the works of the African Transports Ministers Conference, the intention of having TAAG withdrawn from the B-List is to make the company eligible to join the Category 1 of the United States Aeronautic Authority.
The African Transports ministers are discussing the problem of civil aviation security in the continent and its impact on the respective economies.
Augusto Tomás, who has been chairing the organ since 2011, seized the occasion to make a diagnosis of the situation in the sector in Angola and the rest of the continent.
He also highlighted the effects of the embargo placed on TAAG by the European Union, which placed the Angolan flag carrier in its black list.
He explained that after a deep diagnosis on TAAG, the company has undergone a re-foundation programme that has had good results.
According to the Transports minister, his sector has been going through a period of deep restructuring in the last four years, having already materialised some of the ambitious objectives it has outlined.