ASEAN ministers pledge to restore air links

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The transport ministers of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam issued a joint statement pledging to work closely together to restore and strengthen air links between the Southeast Asia and beyond.

According to a press release issued last week by Cambodia’s State Secretariat for Civil Aviation, the ASEAN-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA) facilitates the development of a single market for ASEAN Aviation under the Framework Services Agreement and the ASEAN Master Plan. ASEAN air navigation services to strengthen regional and international cooperation in all areas, including human and institutional capacity development and sustainable production.

The transport ministers also agreed to increase information sharing between the state and industry and to establish a set of public health and general safety measures to ensure the highest level of safety in accordance with standards and practices recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

They also agreed to increase information sharing between the state and industry and to establish a set of public health and general safety measures to ensure the highest level of safety in accordance with standards and recommended practices by the organization.

MoT Deputy Secretary Kevin Shum said that “at a time when the world is recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, we are seeing air travel return to normal.

“The Changi Aviation Summit provides a timely forum for global aviation leaders, policy makers and senior aviation executives to come together and commit to restarting international civil aviation operations in a safe, sustainable manner. and inclusive,” he said.

State Secretary for Civil Aviation Mao Havannal said: “As countries around the world continue to ease restrictions on Covid-19, the Changi Aviation Summit has launched a new chapter of development, cooperation and sustainability.

Cambodia is grateful for this opportunity to participate in the CAS and is committed to working with partners and stakeholders at global, regional, national and local levels to facilitate the safe recovery of the aviation sector. The summit, co-hosted by Singapore’s Department of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, is one of the first major aviation events to be held since the outbreak of Covid-19.

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