Transport minister to attend international civil aviation assembly

Minister of Transport Lui Tuck Yew will attend the 38th Session of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly in Montréal, Canada this week.

The ICAO is a United Nations specialised agency tasked with promoting the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation, and setting standards and regulations for the industry amon its 191 member states.

The Assembly, which will be held from Sept 23 to 30, will see transport ministers and civil aviation officials from various countries addressing civil aviation policy and regulatory issues.

The Assembly will also hold an election for the 36-member Council of the ICAO, the organisation's governing body, to which Singapore will be seeking re-election. Singapore was first elected into the ICAO Council in 2003 and was subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2007, and 2010.