Ambassador welcomes Congressman Mica
Ambassador Lawson welcomed U.S. Representative John Mica (R, Fl.) to the U.S. Mission to ICAO on December 15. While at ICAO, the Congressman met with a roundtable of ICAO and IATA experts. He also met with ICAO Council President Benard Aliu. He is pictured with Ambassador Lawson.
ICAO Holds Extraordinary Council Session in Chicago
In honor of the founding of the organization 70 years ago, ICAO held an Extraordinary Session of its Council on December 8. The event took place in Chicago where the Convention creating ICAO was signed in 1944. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx led the U.S. delegation, which included FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Bathsheba Crocker, and Ambassador Michael Lawson. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participated in the event while President Benard Aliu and Secretary General Raymond Benjamin represented ICAO. Other special guests included Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Mayor Denis Coderre of Montreal.
Secretary Kerry Congratulates ICAO on its 70th Anniversary
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement on December 8, 2014, concerning the formation of ICAO 70 years ago: http://icao.usmission.gov/pr120814.html »
Congratulations to ICAO
Ambassador Lawson and the entire U.S. Mission to ICAO would like to salute ICAO on the seventieth anniversary of its formation in December 1944 in Chicago. ICAO is at the center of the international community's efforts to manage the continuing growth in air travel, and to make it safer, more secure and more sustainable. The U.S. government joins all ICAO members in congratulating the organization on its work over these last seven decades while underscoring its firm support for further improvements to the international air travel system.
Ambassador meets with Ukrainian Delegation
Ambassador Lawson met with a visiting delegation from Ukraine on October 27. The Ukrainian government team included Denys Antonyuk, Chairman of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, and D. Babeichuk, Acting General Director for the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Service Enterprise (UKSATSE). Ambassador Lawson is pictured in the center with Mr. Antonyuk on the right and Mr. Babeichuk on the left.
Ambassador visits Boeing in Washington State
Ambassador Lawson recently visited Boeing facilities in Everett, Washington. U.S.-nominated Air Navigation Commissioner William Voss accompanied the Ambassador on the trip. Ambassador Lawson is pictured on the left and Commissioner Voss on the right.
Visit of Transportation Security Administrator
John S. Pistole, the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), visited ICAO on October 21. While at ICAO, Administrator Pistole participated in a symposium on innovations in aviation security. Mr. Pistole is pictured left-center, with Joseph L. Novak, Charge d'Affaires, a.i., of the U.S. Mission, pictured right-center. Paul Fujimura, TSA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Global Strategies, is pictured on the left and David C. Behrens of the U.S. Mission's FAA office is on the right.
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