Cyprus and Eurocontrol to sign agreement on Civil Aviation
Nicosia, Oct 6 (CNA) -- The government of Cyprus and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) are expected to sign here next week an agreement regarding the Cypriot Department of Civil Aviation.
CNA has learnt that the agreement will be signed by Cypriot Minister of Communication and Works Haris Thrasou and Eurocontrol Director General Victor Aguado, who will arrive to Cyprus next Wednesday, heading a three - member delegation.
During his visit here, Aguado will be received by Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and hold separate meetings with Foreign Minister George Iacovou and Minister of Communication and Works.
Eurocontrol Directror General will discuss with Minister Thrasou the bilateral relations between Eurocontrol and Cyprus, as well as the air transport situation in Europe and in Cyprus.
According to the same sources, the agreement will include three packages, the first concerning further implementation of the rules and regulations of Eurocontrol for the safety of air traffic as well as Cyprus' preparation for the implementation of the rules of safety of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
The second package of the agreement concerns the support offered by Eurocontrol to Cyprus regarding the implementation of the Single European Sky rules, whereas the third package of the deal includes the help offered by Eurocontrol for the implementation of the regional cooperation between Europe and the Middle East in matters of managing aviation communication.