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ICAO delegation leaves to attend Canada assembly

Staff writer, with CNA

A delegation led by Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) Director-General Jean Shen (沈啟) flew to Canada on Sunday night for the upcoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly.

Shen will be the first Taiwanese official to attend the specialized UN agency’s assembly in more than 40 years.

Attending the meeting will allow Taiwan to obtain the latest information on the main topics on the meeting’s agenda, such as aviation safety, global flight security, environmentally friendly aviation and sustainability, Shen said at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

The delegation will also seek to contribute to the meeting by sharing Taiwan’s know-how in communication, navigation and monitoring, she told reporters.

The ICAO assembly’s triennial session will run from today through Oct. 4 at the organization’s headquarters in Montreal.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the delegation will attend the session under the designation “Chinese Taipei.”

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