Pakistan, through its aviation regulator Civil Aviation Authority, is hosting the two-day meeting of Director Generals of Civil Aviation of Developing 8 (D-8) countries to discuss the ways and means for cooperation amongst member states for improving and strengthening the civil aviation sector.
The theme of the 11th meeting is “Adding Wings to Economic Growth and Social Uplift in D-8 Countries”.
The main objective of the meeting is to ensure that the economic growth of all the eight countries is accelerated and their social standing is also uplifted to the international level.
D-8 is a global cooperation amongst major developing countries which include Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
It aims to promote and enhance joint efforts towards achieving sustainable socio-economic development through effective utilization of economic and social potential of member countries.
D-8 had also established cooperation in Civil Aviation through the implementation of a D-8 Civil Aviation Memorandum of Understanding, which was adopted in September 2007.
The purpose of establishing this cooperation is to enable Civil Aviation organizations of member states to cooperate and coordinate amongst themselves as well as with ICAO and other related regional organizations. international institutions and the industry on all matters related to Civil Aviation.
The meeting is being attended by Secretary Aviation, industry participants from D-8 countries and CEOs of aerospace industry, airlines and other major stakeholders in the field of aviation.