This week, The President of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas and Minister of Civil Aviation and the airports in Puntland met with a delegation from the United Nations and The international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at Bosaso’s Bander Kasim international Airport.
During the closed meeting session both side discussed about the future of Somalia’s Civil Aviation authority which soon will be transferred to the Federal Government of Somalia.
Mr. Javier Lopez, from the ICAO told the reporters at the airport that they were assessing how to transfer Somalia’s Aviation control back to Somali Federal authorities.
Puntland’s Minister of Civil Aviation and Airports Hassan Adde says they want a joint system for Aviation control.
The International organization is currently in process of training Somali officers who could for the first time take over the Civil Aviation, since the collapse of the central government led by the late Mohamed Siad Barre. While the Federal government and the authorities of Puntland and Somaliland still don’t agree on where the civil aviation headquarter will be. It is currently based in Nairobi Kenya.