The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was elected to the membership of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the period 2023-2024-2025 as part of the 41st General Assembly of the organization held in Montreal, Canada. The Kingdom was re-elected after a voting process with the participation of 193 member states of the United Nations to win the membership of the Council consisting of 36 members.
For his part, Minister of Transport and Logistics Eng. Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser praised the importance of this election for the Kingdom. He said, "Since the establishment of the first airline in the Kingdom in 1945, the Kingdom, with the unlimited support of the wise leadership has proven its commitment and tireless work towards the aviation sector both domestically and internationally.”
He indicated that the Kingdom is now working in line with the vision of the Crown Prince and Prime Minister by consolidating its global leadership role in the aviation sector. He stressed that this election reflects the valuable contributions of the Kingdom to the development of global policies for the aviation sector. He added, it also represents a broad tribute to the tireless efforts being made by the Kingdom to be a center for air linkage between the three continents to achieve the objectives of the national strategy for transport and logistics services.