By Mohamed Attia
Egypt hosted this week a workshop on aviation regulations organised by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
The workshop, which was attended by representatives from 37 COMESA member states, discussed the results of a study conducted by the COMESA Air Transport Development Support Programme to review national aviation laws, regulations and policies to ensure compliance with the Yamoussoukro Declaration.
In his opening remarks, Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Abbas Helmy said that the workshop was an important step in the development of a single African air transport market. He stressed the importance of co-operation and coordination between all African countries to ensure the free movement of passengers and goods across the continent.
COMESA Infrastructure and Logistics Director Jean-Baptiste Ndikumana said that the workshop was an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in aviation regulations and policies. He praised the efforts of the COMESA Secretariat and the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority in organising the workshop.
The workshop concluded with a call for continued co-operation between all African countries to promote the development of the continent’s aviation sector.