El Salvador becomes a member of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization

The Salvadoran air sector is increasingly on the radar of international companies and institutions thanks to the work of different institutions of the government of President Nayib Bukele.

A clear example is that, as of yesterday, October 4, El Salvador joined the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations Organization (UN), created in 1944.

The Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) reported that the incorporation will create opportunities for the development of new projects and better conditions for Salvadorans.

He added that El Salvador will be a member of the Council (ICAO) for three years and it will be Katherin Martínez, an aeronautical technician from El Salvador, who will represent the country in said activities.

This international positioning has been the product of the inter-institutional effort between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Civil Aviation Authority (AAC), entities that promoted the candidacy of the Salvadoran official with the purpose of achieving essential changes on a global scale in the field of aviation. 

“This is part of a teamwork forged over months, allowing El Salvador to have a voice and a vote in world decisions for the aviation sector. In addition to submitting proposals that are beneficial for the connectivity of Salvadorans to the world environment and to being able to potentiate projects with the different aeronautical users, “said the president of the AAC, Jorge Puquirre.

Likewise, Puquirre explained that he will also give visibility to aeronautical projects so that they can be supported by the rest of the countries of the world, as well as strengthen tourism and the Salvadoran economy.

The incorporation of El Salvador occurs within the framework of the 41st ICAO Assembly, where 193 member countries are present, of which only 36 are elected to join the Council.

On the other hand, the AAC highlighted that in the midst of a pandemic crisis due to COVID-19, El Salvador has managed to maintain a responsible and safe reactivation in air transport and continue creating projects that are of benefit to Salvadorans inside and outside the country. .

Currently, El Salvador has a category 1 in aviation security, which is the best score in air matters.