Saudi Arabia has been elected a member of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, collecting 146 of the 158 votes at the organization’s 35th general assembly in Montreal, Canada, on Saturday. Heading the Kingdom’s delegation to the session is President of the Civil Aviation Administration Abdullah bin Mohammed Noor Rahimi. On the agenda is review of a number of topics pertaining to the aviation industry such as safety.
With this election, Saudi Arabia becomes a member of the Council's second category, which is comprised of 12 countries that are providing important facilities to the sector. Its first category is reserved for the major industrial countries.