ICAO Calls on Member States to Comply with Chicago Convention on International Aviation
On Monday the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) called on all member-states to comply with the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and its addendums.
The Organization also called for continued cooperation in the fields of flight safety and sustainability of international civil aviation. This came after the ICAO executive council held an extraordinary session in its headquarters in Montreal, with HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti in attendance. The session reviewed a technical case file presented by the State of Qatar on the disturbances/disruption/detriment the siege countries have caused to aviation and flight safety, in contrast to the binding conventions and agreements.
The siege countries had retracted their earlier position of closing all airways when they announced yesterday that they have opened up emergency air corridors for Qatari flights and issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) just before the ICAO session. With this action the countries acknowledged their violation of international law to avoid any condemnation from the international community.