World June 20, 2023 | 8:27 am

Dominican Republic participates in meeting on Aviation Security

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The Eleventh Meeting of the Regional Group on Aviation Security and Facilitation has commenced, with delegates, representatives, directors, and authorities from 20 countries, including the Dominican Republic as the host country. The event, taking place from today until June 23, focuses on regional issues concerning member States and territories of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Hosted by the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) and the Specialized Corps in Airport Security and Civil Aviation (CESAC), the meeting brings together participants from Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Uruguay, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Chile, Belize, Haiti, and other countries in the region.

During the meeting, attending delegations will receive updates on initiatives aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of facilitation committees, the progress of the project for passengers with disabilities, and the proposal for raising awareness and monitoring the Roadmap of the Identification Program of ICAO Travelers (TRIP) in the region. Additionally, discussions will cover the assessment of progress in facilitation, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and electronic passports (ePassports).

The Eleventh Meeting of the Regional Group aims to provide a platform for seeking solutions and addressing issues related to Aviation Security and Facilitation in the region.

In his opening remarks, the President of the Civil Aviation Board, José Ernesto Marte Piantini, highlighted significant achievements and progress in coordinating public policies in favor of both aspects. Marte Piantini emphasized the Dominican Republic’s active efforts to strengthen facilitation in light of new challenges, stating that it is a commitment shared with other government institutions to enhance implementation levels in the facilitation of air transport.

He also noted that this meeting positions the Dominican Republic as a global reference in Aviation Security and Facilitation for the industry. The gathering will analyze trends and developments in commercial aviation over the course of a week, with the hope that the outcomes will provide solutions for this crucial sector of the regional economy.

The activity is sponsored by the JAC and CESAC and includes representatives from North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Attendees also include the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as well as delegates from other states, international organizations, and airlines.

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