Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, will host meeting of the African Ministerial working group on the establishment of a single air transport market in Africa in Pretoria on Wednesday, 21 January 2014.
The Ministerial Working Group is composed of members of the current Bureau of the Conference of the African Ministers of Transport (CAMT) and Ministers from a select total number of fifteen states representing each region of the African Union with various aviation backgrounds.
The meeting is convened with the main objective of engaging the Ministers and seeking their guidance on the implementation of this major continental initiative in the air transport industry. The specific objectives of the meeting are to:
Highlight to the Ministers the benefits of full liberalisation and unification of air transport markets in Africa;
Apprise the Ministers of the actions taken so far in the implementation of the Summit Decision regarding the establishment of a Single Air Transport Market in Africa; and
Sensitise the Ministers on the need to promote the initiative and request Heads of State and Government to support the establishment of the Single African Air Transport Market as well as express the readiness of their States to enter into an open skies agreement with other African countries, during the January 2015 AU Summit.
Minister Peters will be joined by her counterparts among them from countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Guinea, Namibia, Tunisia, Chad, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Angola.
The details of the event are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Venue: Velmore Hotel Estate, 96 main Road, Mooisplat, Erasmia, Pretoria
All media houses are invited to attend. Journalists attending the event are requested to confirm their attendance with Motlatsi Lebea 073 32 39 333 or via e-mail on LebeaM@dot.gov.za
Mr Ishmael Mnisi
Cell: 072 566 0827
SOURCE: South African Official News