26 February 2024

QCAA, COCESNA Sign MoU on Enhancing Civil Aviation Cooperation

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  • Qatar

Doha February 26 (QNA) - Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) and the Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on enhancing cooperation in civil aviation, in presence of HE Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti.
The MoU is aligned with the Third Qatar National Development Strategy. One of its top goals is strengthening Qatar's global position in terms of air transportation and providing incentives to digitalize and automatize all means of transportation by taking advantage of Qatar's advanced infrastructures, in addition to preparing a fresh generation of professionals in the industry.
The MoU stipulates the establishment of a framework between the two parties to develop cooperation in the fields of air safety, air traffic management, civil aviation security and facilitation, meteorological services, and legal affairs. This will be achieved through the exchange of trained and qualified competencies, along with information on civil aviation matters, let alone holding bilateral seminars, conferences, workshops, and training courses.
In Charge of managing the QCAA Mohammed Faleh Al Hajri, and HE Executive Director and CEO of COCESNA, Juan Carlos Trabanino, signed the MoU, in presence of COCESNA Board Member for Guatemala, Cesar Augusto Davila Figueroa, COCESNA Board Member and Director General Civil Aviation of Honduras, Gerardo Gabriel Rivera Guifarro, Director General of Costa Rica Civil Aviation, Fernando Naranjo Elizondo, Director of Operations of Belize Civil Aviation Ronise Rosel Caliz, and COCESNA Corporate Advisor Jorge Adrian Solares Carranza.
Commenting on the MoU, HE Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti said, "The signing of this MoU today represents a long-term strategic partnership between Qatar and Central American countries and constitutes an important new step in the country's endeavor to build distinguished strategic partnerships with global aviation community's main stakeholders." Signed this MoU also reflects the major continued effort by the State of Qatar to reinforce cooperation in the areas of civil aviation with the COCESNA Member States, thereby supporting the activities of training, expertise exchange, and the adopting of capacity building initiatives to further enhance efficiency and technology innovation in the industry, as well as ensuring highest safety and security standards, His Excellency added.
HE the Minister of Transport thanked the QCAA and COCESNA for their efforts to ink this MoU which would serve bilateral cooperation frameworks in civil aviation and help advance this sector globally.
Following the signing ceremony, In Charge of managing the QCAA Mohammed Faleh Al Hajri said, "The signing of this MoU commemorates the establishment of a strong strategic partnership between QCAA and COCESNA. It represents a milestone in our enduring efforts to achieve further cooperation with the Central American countries and expanding the frameworks of work between us, while we continue to support the development of the civil aviation sector. It also reflects our common aspirations to enhance capabilities and expertise of human resources and empower workers in the aviation field through the development of their capabilities and skills." For his part, HE Executive Director and CEO of COCESNA, Juan Carlos Trabanino commented saying, "This MoU marks an important moment in our efforts to strengthen collaboration in the civil aviation sector. By joining forces with Qatar, we aim to leverage our respective strengths and expertise to drive innovation and enhance our overall capabilities whilst promoting safety and security in our countries." Established on Feb. 26, 1960, COCESNA is a nonprofit and public service organization of Central American Integration governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of the signatory States of its Constitutive Agreement (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), established with the purpose to respond and comply jointly in civil aviation matters to the international commitments undertaken as signatory countries of the Convention on International Civil Aviation of 1944. (QNA)


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