Taiwan Calls for Support to Participate in ICAO

Taiwan's Minister of Transportation and Communication, Lin Chia-lung (photo: special)

Taipei, MINA – Taiwan’s Minister of Transportation and Communication, Lin Chia-lung wrote an article calling on all countries in the world to support Taiwan’s participation in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to ensure the safety of passenger flights and circulation of cargo goods.

The statement was issued in commemoration of 75th anniversary of the founding of ICAO in 2019 and welcomed the 40th ICAO Assembly Session to be held on September 24 in Canada.

Minister Lin said Taiwan has close air transportation links with various regional countries, according to a press statement received by MINA on Thursday, September 12.

The Taipei Aviation Information Region (Taipei FIR) is responsible for large air traffic flow in East Asia and providing more than 1.75 million air traffic control services in 2018.

A total of 17 Taiwan airports served more than 68.9 million passengers in 2018, and 92 airlines operated in Taiwan, flying 313 regular passengers, and cargo routes, connecting 149 cities worldwide.

Therefore, he continued Taipei FIR is an inseparable part of the global FIR.

“ICAO should pay attention to Taiwan’s need to establish communication channels with ICAO, and directly obtain the latest regulatory and regulatory information to ensure the safe transportation of passengers and cargo goods in the region and around the world,” Minister Lin said.

Minister Lin stated Taiwan could not participate in ICAO meetings, mechanisms, and activities.

Both in terms of timeliness, funding, and operations, the Civil Aviation Authority has paid more efforts and costs than other countries to ensure flight safety.

“We hope that ICAO will pay attention to Taiwan so that it can participate in the ICAO Assembly Session,” Minister Lin said. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)