PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is seeking the support of other countries to be re-elected to a sixth consecutive term of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the selection for the 2022-2025 term at the 41st ICAO Triennial Assembly will be held in September this year.
"Malaysia has taken on prominent roles in ICAO’s many panels, committees and working groups throughout that time.
"I pledged our ongoing and continuous commitment to support ICAO’s initiatives and programmes for safe, sustainable, and progressive global civil aviation," he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (July 7).
The Transport Ministry earlier hosted a high tea reception on behalf of Malaysia in conjunction with the country’s candidature to the ICAO Council which was attended by 62 representatives from 58 countries.
Also present were Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Henry Sum Agong, Transport Ministry secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak, Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Captain Chester Voon Chee Soon and Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) executive chairman Datuk Seri Saripuddin Kasim.
Malaysia, being an ICAO member since 1958, was first elected to the Council in 2007 and re-elected for the fifth consecutive term in 2019.