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  • Ahmed Saleh

Saudi Arabia, led by GACA President Al-Duailej, participates in inaugural aviation conference

Rio de Janeiro, October 01, 2023, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, led by Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej, the president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), is poised to participate in the inaugural Saudi-Brazilian Aviation Conference, themed 'Moving Forward Together.' This significant conference is scheduled to unfold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from October 2 to 4, 2023, and will convene an elite delegation of aviation experts, executives, and representatives from both the public and private sectors.

The collaboration between Saudi Arabia and the Federative Republic of Brazil underscores their commitment to realizing the objectives outlined in the Saudi Aviation Strategy, which aims to establish the Kingdom as a global aviation hub. Brazil, with its wealth of experience in infrastructure projects and other facets of the aviation sector, is poised to make substantial contributions to this partnership. Additionally, Brazil's strategic location promises enhanced connectivity with Latin American nations, further strengthening the Kingdom's position.

This conference serves as a pivotal platform for industry leaders to engage in discussions about aviation's future, focusing on key areas such as sustainability, innovation, passenger experience enhancement, and forging partnerships between the public and private sectors. Beyond the economic and collaborative aspects, this event reaffirms Saudi Arabia's international leadership and its commitment to enhancing air travel services and agreements between nations.

Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej, president of GACA, expressed appreciation for the support provided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince in expanding economic cooperation, introducing joint investment opportunities, streamlining procedures, and fostering partnerships at both domestic and international levels.

The Saudi Aviation Strategy, aligned with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, aims to create a conducive environment for the aviation sector, positioning the Kingdom as a global hub connecting three continents. It represents a pivotal pillar of economic diversification and development, with ongoing initiatives and major developments aimed at achieving significant advancements and expanding the sector's economic contributions. The Kingdom aspires to become a leading force in the Middle East, with an annual passenger capacity of 330 million and connectivity to 250 worldwide destinations. The cargo capacity is also set to increase to 4.5 million tons by 2030.

Saudi Arabia's participation in the conference, featuring representatives from various government agencies and Saudi national carriers in the civil aviation sector, underscores its global leadership in aviation. It signals a commitment to strengthen cooperation with Brazil, symbolized by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), which hosts the conference. Moreover, the Kingdom seeks to build partnerships with Latin bloc member states, in collaboration with the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LAC). The conference provides a platform to showcase investment opportunities in the aviation sector, ultimately fostering increased trade and economic growth between Saudi Arabia and Brazil.

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