PNG PM Assures Singapore Of Support For Enhanced Membership In UN Civil Aviation Council

PNG extended similar support in 2010 when Singapore sought to become a member of 'part II' council

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (PNG Post-Courier, August 23, 2016) – Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has given his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong his assurance that Papua New Guinea will support Singapore’s bid to become a member of the Part II of the International Civil Aviation Organisation assembly council.

ICAO is a UN specialised agency, mandated as the global forum for civil aviation safety, security and navigation regulation.

This request was through a written correspondence by the Singapore’s Prime Minister which was conveyed to Mr O’Neill by the non-resident High Commissioner of Singapore to PNG Chaly Mah Chee Keong yesterday in Port Moresby.

In response, Mr O’Neill accepted Singapore’s request to support it in the upcoming ICAO assembly.

Although Papua New Guinea and Singapore are ICAO members, Papua New Guinea is a category III member while Singapore is a category II member.

"The PNG Government extended similar support to the Singapore Government in 2010 when Singapore sought to become a member of the part II of the ICAO council.

"So, I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t support Singapore," Mr O’Neill said.

He assured Mr Mah Chee Keong that a PNG Government delegation comprising relevant stakeholders would be advised to attend and support.

 

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