The Single African Air Transport market (SAATM) that was launched on 28 January 2018 currently has 35 member states signatory to the Solemn Commitment.
20 out of the 35 member States have further signed a Memorandum of Implementation to remove restrictions in existing Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) that are contrary to the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD).
This Strategic Objective of AFCAC is designed to enhance Civil Aviation Security and Facilitation in Africa through the establishment of a strong Aviation Security System in Africa.
In accordance with the Resolution of the 33rd Plenary and the conclusion of the Work of the Bureau/Plenary Working Group, I have the honour on behalf of the Bureau of AFCAC, to convene the 34th Extraordinary Plenary Session.
The Plenary Session will take place in Dakar, Senegal from 14 - 15 July 2022. I am therefore pleased to invite your State/Administration to participate in this Extraordinary Session.
I wish to call your attention to Rule 6(1), (2) of the Rules of Procedures for Plenary Meetings, which stipulates that:
“Each participating Delegation at the AFCAC Plenary shall be provided with Credentials. Such Credentials, which must have the names of the persons constituting the Member State’s delegation and indicating the capacity in which each person is to serve, shall be submitted to the Secretary General of AFCAC in advance or at the registration. Only in exceptional circumstances Credentials may be accepted after registration”
“The Credentials shall be signed either by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister in charge of Civil Aviation, the Ambassador or High Commissioner of the Member State concerned, accredited to the host State or to the African Union (AU)”
It will be appreciated if you would advise the AFCAC Secretariat of your participation in the Plenary not later than 30 June, 2022, giving the names and duties/functions of the members of your State/Administration's delegation as prescribed in Rule 6 of the Rules of Procedures for Plenary meetings quoted above.
Below is the Provisional Agenda for the Plenary Session. Please note that the working languages during the meeting will be English and French.*