THE BAHAMAS ATTENDS THE 11TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION NEGOTIATING EVENT (ICAN 2018)

Posted on: December 17, 2018

Meetings and Signings at ICAN 2018, Attended by Minister D’Aguilar

The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, led a delegation to the 11th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s negotiating event, ICAN 2018 where he attended negotiations on air services in Nairobi, Kenya, 10-14 December 2018. The Bahamas conducted some 24 meetings over the five-day period, where Minister D’Aguilar signed 10 Air Services Agreements (ASAs) and seven Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) during the meeting.

This brings a sum total of 19 officially signed ASAs and 18 MOUs between The Bahamas and other countries to date. It is expected that ASAs will be concluded in the near future with those countries with whom MOUs were signed.

Minister D’Aguilar expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of meetings, pointing out that these agreements pave the way for future economic growth and stimulus through the aviation sector. He noted that amongst the MOUs signed in Nairobi was one with the Government of Turkey designating Turkish Airlines to fly officially to The Bahamas, and a code-share with the Netherlands. Productive discussions were also held with Guyana and Tanzania, resulting in both countries and The Bahamas initialing agreed Minutes. Additional fruitful meetings were also held with the United States, United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). During the meetings, the Minister said views were also exchanged on best practices, lessons learned and opportunities for technical assistance and cooperation. He further expressed his appreciation for the strong partnership and support provided by ICAO in helping countries to further their aviation goals and to the Government of Kenya for the warm welcome extended to The Bahamas delegation.

ICAN provides States with a central meeting place to conduct multiple bilateral (regional or pluri-lateral) air services negotiations or consultations. Since its inception, it has served as an efficient platform for conducting air service negotiations. So far more than a total of 142 States have participated in and benefited from ICAN at least once.

Other members of the delegation were Ms. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Captain Charles Beneby, Director General of the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority, Ms. Julia Brathwaite-Rolle, Manager of Safety Oversight of the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority and Mr. Shane Miller, Assistant Director of Legal Affairs of the Office of the Attorney General.

Discussions will continue in the coming months to finalize the ASAs with the remaining countries, as soon as those countries have finalized their internal approval processes. Both The Bahamas and the relevant countries expressed the hope for the official signings to take place before the end of 2019 either in the margins of upcoming meetings, or at the ICAO Assembly in Montreal September/October, or during the 12th Session of ICAN, which is to be held in Jordan in December 2019.

Photos show some of the proceedings.

-end-

Bahamas Information Services

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and suit

The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, led a delegation to the 11th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s negotiating event, ICAN 2018 where he attended negotiations on air services in Nairobi, Kenya, 10-14 December 2018.

 

Image may contain: 1 person

The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, led a delegation to the 11th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s negotiating event, ICAN 2018 where he attended negotiations on air services in Nairobi, Kenya, 10-14 December 2018.

Image may contain: 7 people, people smiling, indoor

The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, led a delegation to the 11th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s negotiating event, ICAN 2018 where he attended negotiations on air services in Nairobi, Kenya, 10-14 December 2018.

 



All News

REMARKS BY THE HON. DARREN HENFIELD, OUTGOING CHAIRMAN OF COFCOR

Remarks delivered by The Honourable Darren A. Henfield, MP, Outgoing Chair of COFCOR. at the opening of the 22nd Meeting of the COFCOR by Bahamas’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, St. George’s, Grenada. It is with distinct pleasure that I have been able to preside over this very important organ of the Caribbean Community, the Council…

THE HON. DARREN HENFIELD ATTENDS 22ND COFCOR MEETING – ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minister Henfield attends 22nd COFCOR Meeting in Grenada ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Honourable Darren Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs led a delegation to the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Foreign and Community Relations COFCOR. The meeting which took place on the 13 and 14 of May, was attended by…

BAHAMIAN NAMED 2019 YOUNG DIPLOMAT OF THE YEAR

Press Release London, UK: On Monday 29th April 2019, Mr. Wilfred T. Adderley II, Second Secretary/Vice Consul, at The Bahamas High Commission received the award for Young Diplomat of the Year for 2019 at the 11th Diplomat Awards Ceremony organised by DIPLOMAT Magazine.The awards ceremony was held at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers and was attended…

Passing of Sir Alister McIntyre

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas, extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sir Alister McIntyre, who passed away on 20 April 2019.   He was a statesman and international public servant who, among many important achievements, led…

MRS. ERICA WARD, FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER DELIVERS PRESENTATION AT SPEAKER’S FORUM

Mrs. Erica Ward Addresses Colleagues at Speaker’s Forum On Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, Mrs. Erica Ward delivered a presentation on her participation in “Juntos!! Japan-Latin America and The Caribbean Exchange Programme”, held in Tokyo, Japan from the 3rd to 11th March, 2019. The programme was designed to encourage an understanding of Japan’s society, diverse culture,…