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On 3 June 2024, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (centre), Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly (centre right), and Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez (2nd from right) engaged in a productive meeting on key civil aviation priorities with ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano (centre left) and Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar (2nd from left). The meeting took place in Ottawa and was attended by Ms. Annick Goulet, Representative of Canada on the ICAO Council (far right), and Mr. Michael Gill, ICAO’s Director of Legal Affairs and External Relations. Photo courtesy of the Government of Canada.

ICAO leaders discussed civil aviation priorities with Canadian officials, emphasizing cooperation for the upcoming 42nd ICAO Assembly and ongoing global initiatives.

MONTREAL and OTTAWA – International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano and Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar held important discussions yesterday on key civil aviation priorities with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, and Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez.

Hosted by the Government of Canada in Ottawa, the President and Secretary General expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister for Canada’s longstanding role as an ICAO founding member and outstanding host state of the Organization’s Montréal headquarters since its inception. They also thanked Prime Minister Trudeau for recognizing ICAO’s 80th anniversary this year which underscored the enduring impact of the 1944 Chicago Convention in upholding a rules-based international civil aviation order.

Looking ahead, the leaders agreed on the importance of close cooperation in preparing for the 42nd Session of the ICAO Assembly, to be hosted in Montréal in September 2025. President Sciacchitano and Secretary General Salazar expressed appreciation for Prime Minister Trudeau’s leadership and commitment to ICAO’s global mission.

In a separate meeting, Minister Joly, Minister Rodriguez, President Sciacchitano and Secretary General Salazar affirmed their joint commitment to ICAO’s crucial work on supporting the safe, secure and sustainable development of the international civil aviation sector. They agreed to closely collaborate in upholding the highest international standards while enhancing accessibility and environmental sustainability in aviation.

The discussions were attended by Ms. Annick Goulet, Representative of Canada on the ICAO Council, and Mr. Michael Gill, ICAO’s Director of Legal Affairs and External Relations.

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