African aviation news – ICAO meeting for Africa and Indian Ocean islands set for Kampala

A source from Ugandas civil aviation authority has confirmed that ICAO will hold a meeting for Africa and the Indian Ocean islands in Kampala between March 26th to 30th. The 18th such meeting of the Africa Indian Ocean Regional Planning and Implementation Group, in short APIRG, will alongside also hold the first ever regional air safety group meeting, addressing key issues of ICAOs declared commitment to improve aviation safety in Africa.
Present in Kampala will be the ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin, members of the ICAO Council and at least 250 delegates from ICAO member countries and civil aviation and aviation regulatory bodies from around the world.
Uganda presently holds the chair of APIRG and is also an ICAO Council member, representing African states at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal / Canada.