ICAO calls for West African states to focus on liberalisation and innovation

posted on 22nd March 2021 by Eddie Saunders
ICAO calls for West African states to focus on liberalisation and innovation

By Edward Robertson

The International Civilian Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has reiterated the need for countries in West Africa to focus on liberalisation and innovation as a way of driving aviation’s recovery in the region.

Speaking at the virtual Ministerial Meeting on Enhancing Air Transport Connectivity and Growth in West Africa held last week, ICAO council president Salvatore Sciacchitano said: “The restoration of air connectivity is nothing short of vital for the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries’ 308 million people, and for their many businesses which rely on cross-border travel.”