The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO) today in Rabat signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at increasing aviation cooperation across the region. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a milestone in advancing the FAA-ACAO partnership, improving mechanisms for consultation and cooperation in the fields of safety, air navigation, security, environment, and air transport.
U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Puneet Talwar presided over the signing ceremony. “I am delighted to be here today to sign this new Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Arab Civil Aviation Organization,” he said. “We look forward to collaborating with ACAO through this MoU to promote a safe, efficient, and sustainable global aviation system.”
ACAO is headquartered in Rabat, represents civil aviation authorities across the Middle East and North Africa. It has 22 member states.
Morocco’s role in hosting today’s signing ceremony demonstrates the Kingdom’s leadership on regional issues such as aviation cooperation and security.
Last week in Rabat, the FAA, in collaboration with ACAO and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Middle East Regional Office, held a two-day workshop on safety program for transporting dangerous goods.
The new MoU will also seek to strengthen coordination and collaboration between the ACAO and the FAA through information sharing on aviation studies, with a focus on the results of specialized research and publications.
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