The Ministry of Civil Aviation will host the Regional
Ministerial Conference on Aviation Security in Africa and the Middle East
(AVSEC2017) in Sharm El Sheikh, from 22 to 24 August 2017
Under the theme of GASeP: the Roadmap to Foster Aviation Security in Africa and the Middle East
The Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) will take part in the conference which is intended for
ministers who are directly responsible for the implementation of international
standards pertaining to the security of air transport.
Minister of Aviation Sherif Fathy directed a ministerial committee shall be
formed to prepare for the conference which would be held under the theme of
Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP): the Road map to Foster Aviation Security
in Africa and the Middle East.
The objective of the Ministerial Conference is to address the GASeP, and to adopt a Declaration and Roadmap on
fostering Civil Aviation Security in Africa and the Middle East. The Conference
is intended for Minister(s) who are directly responsible for the implementation
of international Standards pertaining to the security of air transport in your
The Conference will address as well
subjects of interest to a wide-ranging audience, including Ministries of
Transport, Interior, Civil Aviation Authorities, Airports, Airlines, Aviation
Security and Facilitations Service Providers, Aviation Security training
The Conference will begin with an Experts'
Meeting from 22 to 23 August followed by a Ministerial Session on 24 August.
Aviation Security in Africa and the Middle
- Effective aviation security oversight capabilities as measured by the Universal Security Audit
Programme (USAP) provide a proactive indicator of levels of security
- The AFI and MID Regions have aggregate-effective implementation scores below 70 per cent. In
order to significantly improve aviation safety in the AFI and MID Regions,
strengthen regulatory oversight and enhance safety performance, political will
and support, at the highest level of Government, are fundamental.
- In light of the above, the political support and direction from Ministers responsible for
aviation security matters are important preconditions for the success of this
event and the various initiatives and the achievement of the GASeP goals and
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Regional Ministerial Conference, please contact