The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Senior and Middle Managers Training Course was completed in Ghana on Aug 23.
The course was sponsored by China's South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund. A total of 22 Ghanaian civil aviation officials and company executives of the civil aviation industry participated in the five-day training on United Nations aviation safety and security management standards and best practices.
Wang Shiting, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, said in a speech that the training course is part of China's efforts to help African countries expand their air transport market. In the past five years, China has actively supported the construction of transnational and regional aviation networks among African countries, and strengthened cooperation in aviation sector planning, professional training, infrastructure construction, and joint operation of airlines, with fruitful results.
Wang introduced successful cases of China-Africa cooperation in the aviation field in Ghana. He pointed out that regional aviation cooperation is an important area for China-Africa cooperation. The two sides are highly complementary and have great potential in working together. China is willing to work with African countries to strengthen strategic cooperation, further implement the China-Africa Regional Aviation Cooperation Plan, help Africa develop local airlines, train local aviation talents, upgrade facilities, and build the China-Africa Aviation Silk Road for the benefit of African people.
Simon Christopher Molai Allotey, director-general of Ghana's Civil Aviation Authority, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Chinese government for its important contribution to the development of civil aviation in Ghana. This training course was particularly important for Ghana and will help advance the country's aviation industry in the future.
The participants of the training course expressed their gratitude to China and expressed their intention of using the knowledge and skills learned in this course to improve their work and contribute more to the development of the aviation industry in Ghana.