Cambodia and the United States have discussed ways the two countries can further strengthen and cooperate future plans in the aviation industry, during a bilateral talk in Phnom Penh yesterday
The discussion was held by the Minister in charge of State Secretariat of Civil Aviation of Cambodia Mao Havannal and US Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy.
The two discussed Cambodia’s aviation development, the ongoing construction of international projects, suggesting Boeing plane operations in the country, and the ratification of the implementation on the Cape Town Convention (CTC), the world’s main aviation finance treaty.
Aviation working group – a not-for-profit legal entity – comprised of major aviation manufacturers, leasing companies and financial institutions that contributes to the development of policies, laws and regulations that facilitate advanced international aviation financing and leasing as a central participant in the development of the CTC was part of the talks.
Speaking during the discussion, Havannal said he welcomed the ambassador considering the treaty.
He also requested the ambassador provide consultants and technical assistants during the CTC’s process, while Havannal welcomed the suggestion to have Boeing airplanes operating in the country, especially the Boeing B777, which he said provides “a comfortable and reliable journey”.
In response, US Ambassador Murphy was quoted saying that he will organise the development with the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on the technical assistance required for the treaty ratification.
Cambodia has so far signed bilateral and multilateral air services agreements with 44 countries, six of those are with Asean members for bilateral air services agreements.
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